Monday 14 December 2015

Tintilla Estate Rosato di Jupiter Sangiovese

THIS Rosé has a regular wait-list of keen followers, and this
year a third of anticipated production had been
sold before the wine was even made.

ONE TO NOTE:  TINTILLA Estate, that proudly boasts to being the first in the Hunter Valley to plant Sangiovese vines – and that was back in the mid-90s – is earning a well-deserved reputation for the Rosé it makes from the fruit of these vines.

So much so in fact it has a wait-list each year of regular buyers, and this year had sold a third of anticipated production before the wine was even made. Winemaker James Lusby has created in the 2015 a Rosé that, despite coming from a challenging cold and wet vintage, is wonderfully dry and food-friendly.

At $26 its good-value buying and ideal at this time of year with summer salads (avoid any bitter greens,) pork sausages off the barbie, or linguine with garlic and mussels.

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