The 2013 Salome Tempranillo Rose is one of the new wave of serious Rose wines now emerging across Australia, miles away from the simple, sweet, confectionary Rose that has dominated the market in the last 10 years.
The Salome is inspired by the wines of southern Europe, lighter in colour than most Australian Rose and more focused on the savoury rather than sweet fruit expressions and with a textural influence dominating the late palate rather than sugary residue. To this end Tempranillo is the grape of choice, less overly fruity than the traditional Shiraz, Merlot or Cabernet varieties commonly used in Australia for Rose. Tempranillo provides attractive savoury fruit aromas but with liquorice like flavour and palate profile. The wine is fermented dry and does not rely on residual sugar to provide mid palate but only on the quality of the fruit flavours.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright fluorescent pink in colour
The lifted bouquet is all cherry blossom, strawberry and Turkish Delight musk.
The aroma delights the palate with fruit sweetness, it races to a beautiful zingy crisp finish that invites another sip...and again...where did that bottle go...?
The Salome Tempranillo Rose is like all Rose ideal for uncomplicated celebratory occasions but has the added flavour and structural complexity to stand up to more serious consideration as part of a meal; pizza, tomato basead pasta, light meats and spicy grilled chicken or whatever and whenever the situation requirs!