Pizzini Rosetta 2013 (King Valley, Vic)
11.5%, Screwcap, $17.50CD
Perfect savoury rosé weather then.
I plonked this Pizzini in a small line of blind pink wines, and it absolutely romped it home, the combination of fruit, acidity and sweetness near perfect.
Derived from Sangiovese free-run juice, this has a wonderful electric pink colour that suggests a sweeter wine than what you get. There is a notion of sweetness on the nose too, an edge of strawberries and redcurrants that is very inviting. Yet it tastes dry. Or dry enough really, that berry fruit cleaned up nicely with what is a very vibrant, naturally fresh finish that seems balanced and full of life.
Ultimately I decided I could smash many bottles of this. More than that, it’s not lolly water, it’s a drinking rosé, with more than enough grip and acidity to keep things together after the first bottle is finished. Two big thumbs up.
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy this? At the $17.50CD price it would be a multi bottle purchase.
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