Chain of Ponds `Novello` Rosé 2011 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

Novello is a winemaking style aimed at producing youthful vibrant fresh wines. This is our interpretation. Launched in 1995, these wines have been developed to be drunk young and are the perfect companion to food. Enjoy!

Lively fresh fruits dominate the palate with upfront flavours of strawberries and cream. Rounded viscous palate with tight balanced acidity, great length of flavour and a touch of sweetness make the wine perfect for a warm spring or summer afternoon.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

(Tank sample) Very pale but bright magenta-pink, it is 100% sangiovese, with pronounced sour cherry on both the bouquet and palate, further accentuated (and lengthened) by lemony acidity. It will settle down over the time after bottling, but this is a rose to drink with antipasti et al.

Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale salmon pink with highlighted hues of crimson.

Aroma

Lifted aromas of strawberries and cream and rose petals with a hint of musk. Subtle nuances of raspberry and hint of spice.

Palate

Lively fresh fruits of red berries fill the palate with hints of strawberries and cream. Balanced lively acidity and a gentle sweetness gives a refreshing and pleasant finish to the wine with hints of sweet spices. A perfect accompaniment to a warm spring/summer’s day or afternoon.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Rosé
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10.1%

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Winery Background

The business was established in 1985 when a small pilot block was planted at Gumeracha to test the suitability of different grape varieties in the then newly emerging cool climate Adelaide Hills wine region. The vines planted included Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc both of which have become signature wines of the Adelaide Hills, and a number of traditional Italian varieties including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo all of which were demonstrated to be ideally suited to the Adelaide Hills. The winery takes its name from the township of Chain of Ponds which was established in 1864, on the banks of the River Torrens in the hills above Adelaide. The little town thrived until the 1970’s when it was razed to expand the adjacent Millbrook reservoir which now provides much of Adelaide’s water supply.Philosophy We source the best fruit from the best vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and take care and pride in making the quality wines with a difference. We continue to make traditional varietal wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon but we also use Greg's winemaking expertise to produce some fabulous and not so well know varieties such as a Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Pinot Grigio. The RegionThe Adelaide Hills is arguably Australia's most vibrant premier cool climate wine region and is well known around the world for its distinctive premium wines, viticulture and stunning scenery.It is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges just east of Adelaide, stretching in a narrow band some 70km long. The boundaries of the Adelaide Hills are registered with the Geographic Indications Committee with the highest vineyards sited at close to 600 metres altitude in areas such as Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully.Just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide can transport you to the Adelaide Hills Wine Region, offering the rare combination of proximity to a capital city with the feel of being a world away.The ClimateRegardless of the diversity of the region the climate can be generally described as a high rainfall region in comparison to other Australian wine regions, however this rainfall is mainly during the winter months. The summer months are generally warm and dry compared to winter, however the average temperatures are considerably cooler than regions outside of the Adelaide Hills. The SoilThe geography and climate of the AHWR has contributed to soils that are highly variable in structure and chemistry. However in general terms they can be described as a mixture of sandy loams, loams and clay loams over clay subsoils that vary in structure, although it is not unusual to find these soils combined with shale and ironstone. They are generally acidic and in some cases neutral in pH, but rarely alkaline.

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