Proper Rosé, Really Proper
Langdorf 'Kaldukee' Barossa Valley Rose 2016
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Wine begins as confusing and ends up simple. I’m now at the simple stage. If it tastes good and the price is right I will enjoy it.
Everything else makes little sense and its only how long the journey takes you, that will be the issue. Which brings me to Barossa Valley rose. I have been attracted to the style for many decades but found few that fitted my expansive viewpoint which has a narrow definition. In a nutshell the wines were too sweet and too expensive.
The Barossa Valley was also used for many decades to make popular styles like Kaiser Stuhl Gold Medal Rose and in the process the craftsmanship got lost. Its back with a wine like the Kaldukee which was made from the best Cinsault and Grenache to offer a point of difference.
Note this is not like a chilled white with a bit of pink colouring, it’s the real deal and worth every penny. To hammer home the simple point we are not interested in making a coloured, crisp, cold alternative to sauvignon blanc but an alternative taste without much skin contact-though the wine should be served chilled.