Cooler Style with Extra Length
Light & Finniss Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia Rose 2015
Region: Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
This Light and Finniss explores the cooler spectrum of flavours being from vineyards well south of Adelaide in the ranges called the Fleurieu Peninsula. Looking back I think its fair to say that rose has been the 'next big thing' for many decades.
Sales have recently increased so we are adding several to our list. Really they are just white wines and in this case with some skin contact though you can alter the back palate and thus the finish of the wine playing with skin contact. And in any case they look good and at times perception is everything.
I look back with fondness to Mateus and Kaiser Stuhl as they were shop favourites through the 1980s though a little heavy handed with the sweetness. We prefer them drier with emphasis on defining a back palate expression though heaven forbid this is not a light red and must not be seen as such.
This is a good wine and will find favour with the growing numbers adding this style to their drinking repertoire.