Dune Rosé Bonaire 2018Regular price $336.00 Sale price $299.88
The 2018 is made from Carignan, Shiraz and a little Sangiovese. The fruit was handpicked and pressed off into seasoned barrels and one stainless tank. The stainless tank was fermented cool on light lees- the barrel component was ambient, wild and on full solids.
A new project from brothers Duncan and Peter Lloyd, Dune wines sees them step out from the shadow of Coriole wines. Sourcing fruit from a single vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of Mclaren Vale. Organic in conversion, this sandy vineyard has been completely re-imagined since being purchased by the brothers in 2009. Planting and grafting over southern Mediterranean varietals has seen them create a unique range of blends alongside some classic and so2 free shiraz.
The 2018 is made from Carignan, Shiraz and a little Sangiovese . These were all picked for Rose in late feb. The fruit was handpicked and pressed off into seasoned barrels and one stainless tank. The stainless tank was fermented cool on light lees- the barrel component was ambient, wild and on full solids. after a months the two parcels were blended and retuned to barrels prior to bottling. The style is bone dry but full of texture, red cherry sweet herbs and orange blossum .
REGION: McLaren Vale, SA
93 Points - Wine Front - "Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the sons of Mark Lloyd of Coriole and this is their own winemaking deal. Here we have carignan and shiraz contributing to a rose wine. Single vineyard, Blewitt Springs, oak and steel for its pre-bottle lifespan. Small batch stuff with an eye on minimal intervention. Buy into the legacy, stay for the refreshment factor. Pale, watermelon juice colour, that inviting sheen that says summer and crisp and refreshing. Delicate scents of rose petal, strawberry, faint spice. Mouthwatering immediately, fine chalky-crunchy texture, pretty with sweetness of red berry fruits that segues to a cool, fine, dry finish. Nothing over or underdone, just so, pitch perfect warm weather rose, with a bit of extra interest in its make up. Could guzzle all day long."