FABULOUS LADIES REVIEW: Rosnay Sparkling Rosé 2009 (Organic)
Pink bubbles can split a room faster than a Kardashian marriage. There are those who adore it, and those who run screaming – fleeing from the potential horror of ingesting musky, sweet, lolly water.
While there’s certainly a place for sweeter style wines, this one from Rosnay is of the dry, elegant and sophisticated kind. It’s the pink dress you can wear for Spring without having to embrace the whole Chelsea flower show of spring fashions.
The fact that it’s also organic means that it won’t leave you with a moral hangover, and you can happily sip away knowing you’re supporting a wine producer who is actively caring for our environment and our health.
Rosnay is run by the Statham family, from the Canowindra area of New South Wales, and produces only certified organic wines.They’ve won quite a following over recent years amongst fans of organic vino. Sam Statham is a huge campaigner for organic viticulture and was recently announced as the winner of the 2012 Organic Pioneers Award.
The Sparkling Rose is delicate pink, dry and refreshing with great finesse. And still full of the luscious strawberry flavours that make blushing bubbles so appealing. There’s good complexity there too, which is unusual in a bottle of this price range and style.
It’s made of a blend of Shiraz (80%) and Mourverdre (20%) which are picked early, for natural acidity, pressed and chilled immediately for a clean ferment, then made into natural sparkling wine using organic raw sugar.
The Rosnay Sparkling Rose is perfect for the Spring season. Match it with a hamper overflowing with picnic food – cheeses, pates, rustic sourdough breads, and salads made with baby vegetables and spring greens (all organic and sustainable of course).
Rating: 3 1/2
Price: $20 a bottle.
Available from: Direct from www.rosnay.com.au and some independent specialty retailers.