Evan Evans ROSATO: Eden Valley

 

The BAROSSA ROSATO is an orange rosé composed of 65% Pinot gris skins, 18% Riesling, and 17% Gewürztraminer. It is also an elaborate non-vintage blend of cuvées from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Grown in Moculta, on the ancient traditional landscape of the Ngadjuri people.

:: For winemaking details, vintage description and tasting notes go to TASTING INFO ::-

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Evan Evans ROSATO: orange wine, sent fresh.

 

This deliciously dry non-vintage (NV) rosé is crafted from Pinot gris skins and fresh Gewürztraminer and Riesling, hand-harvested from a single vineyard in the Eden Valley over three seasons. With an amaro/blood orange profile, this intriguing amber wine nicely complements Asian cuisine and makes for a mouthwatering aperitivo. Enjoy the outstanding value of NV ROSATO at $25 per bottle or $270 per dozen, with free shipping. Silver medal/90 points, RQWS.

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Evan Evans Wines: NV ROSATO: Eden Valley rosé.

Vintage information:

RRP $25.0
Eden Valley
Volume: 750 mL
Cellaring potential: 10+ years from vintage.

Eden Valley’s ideal terroir and elevation

The Fechner Vineyard in Moculta is situated at 280m elevation, just above the frost line. The vineyard’s soil is clay loam soil over limestone, a standard profile in the Northern Eden Valley. This site enjoys a cooler climate compared to the Barossa Valley, and creates the perfect backdrop for ripening Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot gris (Grauburgunder) and sets the stage for excellent flavour development.

Landscape:

Nestled at an elevation of 280 meters, the vines enjoy an undulated landscape that averages 2 degrees Celsius cooler than the Barossa Valley to the west. The Pinot gris block sits perilously below the frostline.

Winemaking approach

The ROSATO is an un-conventional rosé that pays homage (stylistically) to the winemaking traditions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is a Barossa rosé made using extended Pinot gris skin contact. This technique imparts the distinct amber or orange hue to the wine and contributes to its complex flavours and fine sand-paper texture. The Pinot gris parcel underwent fermentation on skins in 2020, with a focus on adding only fresh Eden Valley wine in the next two years to freshen the final cuvée and flesh out the palate.

Bottled raw and unfiltered on October 24th, 2022, the wine’s character remains untouched. While cold stabilised naturally over the winter, harmless tartrate crystals may appear if stored too long in the fridge. Serve this gem at around 10°C to fully savour its complex flavours.

Tasting notes:

The palate has a super-fresh, laid-back intensity with flavours of Aperol, blood orange, clove, and subtle hints of tomato. A harmonious blend of fruity and savory elements, culminating in a pure, softly tannic finish. The wild yeast Lachancea thermotolerans contributes to the wine’s refreshing acidity and unique bio-acidification.

Cellaring potential:

Evan Evans ROSATO promises an interesting cellar journey of 10+ years under Stelvin closure.

Winemaker:

Jeremy Evan Evans

Labs ROSATO: 2021, 2022, 2023 non-vintage blend:

14/126 mg/L SO2, 13.1 % ABV, pH 3.28, TA 7.1 g/L, Malic 1.03 g/L, G+F 0.6 g/L, NTU 21.5

 

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