For many years now, Rose Kentish has been crafting elegant wines from warmer climates. The layers Rose can milk from McLaren Vale Shiraz is heartily commendable.
This rosé is from Provence in the South of France. It is pale in colour, light in weight and alcohol but packs a punch a lot of character into the bottle. Red apple, floral, mineral, with some structural phenolic and acid to increase the refreshing nature of the wine. This is certainly a crisp rosé which is great for sunny days, canapés and/or charcuterie plates. No cellaring required.
Provence – The sunny South of France where a lot of cheap and cheerful wines come from. In the crowd there are a few gems that really out perform their station. The whole gamut of wines and flavours are made here.
Cinsault – An important supporting grape in a lot of wines from Southern France. It can tolerate the heat but really needs a dry climate to avoid disease. It makes strong black wines that lack a bit of charm without other varieties help. It can really turn it on for textural rosé, especially when an aromatic variety is blended in.