2021 Dhillon Col Mountain Grenache Rose
I adore everything about this rosé, from its pastel pink-bronze hue, its cherry blossom and rose aroma to its flavour profile – watermelon, alpine strawberries and cinnamon. It has texture, length and is delightfully dry and crisp. Drink by 2024.
Jane Faulkner - James Halliday's Wine Companion (January 2022)
Notes from the producer....
Rosé you say! The delicious 2020 came and went in a flash, thankfully we made more in 2021. This wine sees a few hours skin contact while being pressed, ferments without the addition of yeast to dryness in old French barrels and spends six months maturing on yeast lees. It is a delicately coloured rosé, fresh and fragrant of roses, red currant and under-ripe strawberry with a vibrant, dry, textured, bright palate. It balances the line of having enough texture and flavour without having too much. It's proven to be a pleasurable wine to make as the harvest date/ripeness is critical and the amount of pressing, mixture of barrels, amount of time on lees and number of barrels to go through malo-lactic are all impactful decisions.
Michael Dhillon (October 2021)