Seeing as it was National Rosé Day yesterday we thought we’d pull a bottle out of the cellar.
We picked up this Rosé in 2019 when we visited the Bay of Fires cellar door in Tasmania.
It’s from their Trail by Fires collection which are small batch wines only available at the cellar door.
“Wines released under the Trial by Fires range are special, small production parcels nurtured by the winemaking team at Bay of Fires. Made using unconventional techniques, this truly represents the creative and adventurous spirit of our winemaking teams in cultivating and showcasing the best possible wines from our cool climate vineyards.”
This 2018 Rosé is made from Pinot Noir from both the Derwent and Tamar Valleys. It was made in a porous concrete egg-shaped fermenter (its exactly as it sounds) and had extended time on lees.It’s definitely a drink now style but after falling pregnant very soon after we got back from Tassie, it meant I am only now just tucking into most of our purchases!
I loved this wine at the cellar door and did yesterday too! Currently it’s tasting pretty savoury, which is a style of rosé that I’m really loving right now.
It’s interesting they put it in a dark bottle and not a clear bottle like most Rosé. Especially because the colour is a beautiful orangey, peach rose colour. Savoury notes alongside licks of wild raspberries and pomegranate rise from the glass and flow through to the palate. It’s super smooth and just bloody yummy. Perfect with our dumplings 😉
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!