2022 Cobaw Ridge Syrah Rose
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  • Organic

2022 Cobaw Ridge Syrah Rose

Pyrenees, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$46. 99
$563.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.7%
Closure: Diam Cork

The inaugural release of Cobaw Ridge's "Negociant Wines" is sourced from M. Chapoutier's certified organic vineyards in the Pyrenees. These vineyards are cultivated with skill and care, fitting seamlessly with Cobaw Ridge's vision and objectives of honest wines produced from Organic Fruit. The Syrah Rosé is obtained from the renowned "Shays Flat" vineyard, where the soil is rich in shale, mudstone, quartz, and iron-rich loam topsoil, and these characteristics are distinctly evident in the wine it produces. The grapes are gently pressed as whole bunches, followed by fermentation and maturation in large, seasoned oak barrels and terracotta Tinajas Amphora.

Other Reviews....
A new wine from Cobaw Ridge and one that took a bit of deliberation. Indeed, this is an excursion off the estate, sourced from Shay’s Flat in the Pyrenees, a certified organic site that a few Central Vic winemakers know well. This one is made in the Cobaw Tinajas, a suite of terracotta amphora that house other of their ‘domestic’ wines. Intrigue!
It’s a salty, minerally, high toned rose with a strong sense of tart red berries, crunchy cranberry, dusting of herbal, near alpine greenery and a whiff of white balsamic to lift it all. The palate is minerally plus, in the parlance, and shows more of the bouquet with a decided zing that feels refreshing and interesting though some technocrats may take umbrage, and fair enough. Crispness and crunch in that texture too – thank you for refreshing each sip – though you’d also call it a little hazy. Lovely stuff. Drink 2023 - 2026.
93 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front