Chain of Ponds `Novello` Rose 2018 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $16

$13.99 per Bottle
$167.88 per case

Overview

Lively fresh fruits of raspberry and strawberry fill the palate with hints of new season cherries. Balanced lively acidity and a gentle refreshing sweetness gives a mouthwatering finish to the wine to balance the hints of sweet spices, musk and strawberries and cream.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

VINEYARD

The Sangiovese was selected from a single vineyard in Charleston planted on a North facing aspect with North South Rows and strict VSP canopy management. The Pinot Noir vineyard situated on the outskirts of Gumeracha and planted to D5V12 clone on a northerly aspect. The Sangiovese vineyard ripened evenly and slowly to produce elegant fresh fruit characters with lively natural acidity while the Pinot Noir was added to complement the cherry and strawberry characters with hints of savouriness.

WINERY

Crushed, destemmed and chilled to air bag press as each variety ripened, the grapes were then pressed within the hour to minimise colour pickup from the skins. The juice of all portions was held cold until both blocks were harvested. Blended prior to fermentation and fermented only on very light solids, the juice was then inoculated with a fruit enhancing yeast and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the natural fresh fruit characters.

COLOUR

Vibrant pink with highlighted hues of salmon pink.

BOUQUET

Lifted aromas of strawberries and cream entwined with fragrant rosewater with a hint of musk and white florals.

PALATE

Lively fresh fruits of raspberry and strawberry fill the palate with hints of new season cherries. Balanced lively acidity and a gentle refreshing sweetness gives a mouthwatering finish to the wine to balance the hints of sweet spices, musk and strawberries and cream.

CELLARING

Enjoy young.

MATCH

A great match for an antipasto platter or an afternoon in the sun. For a more peculiar pairing try our suggestion of scones with jam and cream.

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Rosé
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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The Place

The ‘Chain of Ponds’ initially described a creek which ran all the way from beyond Kersbrook to its confluence with the River Torrens near Prairie in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The area was dotted at regular intervals with small ponds, having no visible connection above the ground but never drying up even in the driest, hottest summers. Much of the chain of water holes known as the Chain of Ponds vanished under the waters of the Millbrook Reservoir in 1918.

Viticulture

The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills Wine region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988.  The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Barbera.

Winemaker - Greg Clark

Chain of Ponds winemaker Greg Clack was awarded a winemaking degree at Adelaide University in 2003 and had extensive winemaking experience, working at wineries in the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale before joining Chain of Ponds in 2005. Greg initially working under our founding winemaker Neville Falkenberg, learning some of the secrets to producing elegant, cool climate wines. But in 2007 Neville moved on to other pastures leaving the gate open for Greg to step up and continue Chain of Pond’s drive to produce world class wines.  In 2008 Greg was a finalist in the Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Throughout his career Greg has earned the respect of his peers for his hard work and attention to quality and has achieved many awards for his wines. He has meticulous attention to detail and is absolutely focused on quality both in the vineyards and in the winery . . . we are sure that his best wines are still to be made!

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