Stolpman Estate Grenache Rose 2017
At Stolpman, all fruit destined for Rose is picked early, at low sugar and high acid, specifically intended for Rose wine. They aim to craft a fresh and vibrant rose that also possesses character and texture. To achieve this dual objective, they carefully hand-pick all fruit so no juice bursts free from the taut Grenache skins for the Stolpman Grenache Rose Estate 2017.
Wild, fresh strawberries pop out of the glass and flow through the front palate alongside firm peach texture and flavor. When young the wine is crisp to the point of light crunchiness and oozes with vibrant energy. The mouthfeel provides structure and depth with hints of rhubarb and spice. Enjoyed cold, the wine is brilliantly refreshing, with hints of mint leaf and citrus. The dry finish pairs with a wide variety of light fare, or drunk on its own, ensures that the bottle is drained perhaps a bit too quickly.