|Lerida Estate Pinot Rose 2011
Nice pink wine this
Lerida Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2011 (Canberra District)
11.7%, Screwcap, $18
Lot’s of people will disagree but I think that Pinot Noir is the ideal grape for Rosé production. Of course Grenache does a great job and Cabernet Franc too but Pinot Rosé is where my heart is.
I blame such a predilection on perfume, with the lovely strawberry bouquet that Pinot Noir brings to Rosé a tool of seduction (to me at least). In this case that strawberry juiciness is the first thing that pops into your nostrils and carries right through the palate, a brightness and sweetness on what is a pretty light and simple wine. In fact it takes this whole wine from nothing to drinkable, fleshing out the very light and shortish palate to increase the drinkability factor.
Net result is a fun, simply drinkable wine. Easy. 16.3/87