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2020 Dune ‘Bonaire’ Rosé McLaren Vale

A classic dry rosé of bright and pure red fruits, but also with a bit more substance and grip – it doesn’t need food, but it’s built with it in mind.

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A classic dry rosé of bright and pure red fruits, but also with a bit more substance and grip – it doesn’t need food, but it’s built with it in mind.

Tasting note

A coppery onion skin colour in the glass, this is bright with red fruits, like cranberry, redcurrant, wild raspberry and cherry. There’s a classic rosé quality, in that it’s vibrant and pure fruited, but there’s plenty of flavour and depth and a subtle play down a more savoury line, with some hard herb accents and a gentle earthiness. The fruit notes carry to the palate with a watermelon rind character chiming in, while that subtle edge of savouriness is carried through with a bit of gentle grip to pair with the acidity. This is an engaging drink as is, but it’s got food written in its DNA.

Themes of this wine

Rosé

From its spiritual home in Provence, in southern France, rosé can be both democratically affordable and dizzyingly expensive, but it rarely slips into the sordid or gets hung up on being too serious. It maintains a broad welcoming smile. It says, drink me. It says, relax, have fun. Those bottles of rosy-tinged sunshine have been exported to all corners of the globe in their legion, and they have found their mark, fashioning the expectations of drinkers and shaping the decisions of winemakers. But is that all there is to rosé?

Read more about rosé, here.

McLaren Vale

While it couldn’t feel any more removed from city life, the McLaren Vale wine region is actually inside Adelaide’s metropolitan area. And although the township itself is only 40 minutes by car from central Adelaide and vineyards brush up against ever-encroaching housing, McLaren Vale remains unaffected by the urban sprawl. With deeply etched history, the Vale has a slow-paced sense of calm and an extraordinary wealth of untrammelled beauty. It is home to some of this country’s most beautifully pristine beaches, as well as some of the world’s most forward-thinking grape-growers and winemakers. And with over 80 cellar doors, it is an essential destination for wine lovers – and anyone else, for that matter.

Read more about McLaren Vale, here.