Terra Felix La Vie En Rosé 2011 (Central Victoria, Vic)
14%, Screwcap, $17.50
‘Drink with a range of summer foods’. I’m always intrigued by back label lines like that. What are summer foods anyway (and are there spring foods)?
Anyways this is produced from Mourvèdre, a grape that works quite well with just a little residual sugar, the softening effect of sugar complementing Mourvèdre’s natural reductiveness quite well.
A very pink sort of a beast it is too – light but very bright and vital. Nice rosewater nose too. Very clean, quite juicy but quintessentially fresh and savoury palate. Alcohol is little spiky but don’t let that stop you. That hint of redcurrant and the sweetness of a little RS and sweet alcohol works a treat here.
Hardly profound rosé but done well.
Would I buy it? I’d drink it at a restaurant. Well priced too.