Almost the perfect Rose. Foster e Rocco deliver this harmonious and glorious drink. Chill it down for refreshment or served at cellar temperature for appreciation. Light and delicate, showing red apple, rose petals, hints of pepper. There’s a lovely roundness on the palate and length of flavour. No cellaring for this wine, drink and enjoy young. The food match possibilities here are endless but it’s worth trying to find all of them.
Foster e Rocco is a wonderful team up between former chef Adam Foster and former Sommelier Lincoln Riley. Therefore there is a lot of experience with wines that are drinkable and pair well with food. They have specialised in the Italian grape Sangiovese. FeR Rose is one of the best roses in Australia and their other projects with red Sangiovese are not far behind.
The glamour region of Victoria for lovers of big reds. And the core production is Shiraz and Cabernet with ‘guts’. But it is a region that offers a lot of diversity when you scratch the surface. The cooler southern parts border Macedon and make lovely aromatic wines. There is a lot of experimentation and adoption of more drought resistant Italian varieties to great effect too.
Widely cultivated across Italy from Emilia-Romagna to Campania and producing as much wine as Barbera. A wide range of clones and hugely diverse growing conditions sees the variety represent easy drinking ‘quaffers’, all the way to benchmarks such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Sangiovese di Romagna and Morellino di Scansano.