Luna Rosa Rosado 2012 (Central Ranges, NSW)
11.5%, Screwcap, $14.99
Picked by moonlight, this is a blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre, two grapes which I didn’t realise Cumulus were growing. Forget the low score, this is genuinely well made pink wine in a simple, consumer friendly low alcohol style.
Bright pink in colour though with an orange hue to it, this is initially quite dry and chalky before the flood of residual sugar sweetened red fruit takes over. Eventually it ends up way too sweet for me and I could barely make it past the first couple of sips. Clearly I’m not the target market for the intended style however and everything being equal this is pretty fair juice.
Score: 15/20 84/100
Would I buy it? No, but my Mum would.