Terra Felix La Vie En Rose 2008 (Central Victoria)
I like Rose. I’m a big fan of ‘Graham’ Melton’s Rose of Virginia and can drink it by the large vessel (jug, amphora, bucket) during the warm months. Its not only refreshing, but it goes with absolutely everything. Seriously, everything.
One of the reasons why I (and everyone else) likes Mr Melton’s bone dry Rose, is that its not sugar water. Which is what’s wrong with this. It tries very hard to be savoury and dry, but can’t hide its obvious sweetness.
A light pink/blush/salmon pink in colour, it looks like pink lipstick dipped into a glass of Riesling. It opens up slightly sulphurous with some jammy, citrussy volatile fruit – it smells quite fresh and white wine like on the nose. The palate is simple & juicy with light candied red flavours, but really not a helluva lot of fruit.
All in all its not a bad wine and quite reasonable for the dollars. Still when your up against wines like this at the same price, its difficult to get excited. 14.9