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2017 Fighting Gully Road Rose

2017 Fighting Gully Road Rose

Light pink colour with a tinge of purple; the aromas are meaty and sausagey, a little reductive, while the palate is juicy and soft with perhaps the faintest touch of sweetness, perfectly judged. But it's undoubtedly a dry style. The acidity is vibrant and powers the wine along beautifully.The flavours are very appealing.
90 points - Huon Hooke

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  • Fighting Gully Road is one of those smaller producers that we absolutely love. Minimal interventionist winemaking, using premium fruit, and site specific vineyards with distinct soil types and terroir. What's not to love?

    Vigneron Mark Walpole bought the FGR site in 1995, and spent 2 years cleaning it of scrub, old tree stumps and rabbits! The first vines were planted in 1997 to Cabernet and Merlot, with Pinot Noir the following year.

    From these early years, Mark has expanded his plantings to include several Mediterranean varieties such as Sangiovese, Aglianico and Tempranillo, and has incorporated the Smith Vineyard (the oldest vineyard in Beechworth, planted 1978), which he has leased since 2009.

    His 2017 Rose is fantastic. Dry and savoury in style, but with crunchy, red berry acidity, and leesy texture. It's a winner.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    98% Sangiovese and 2% Aglianico, picked specifically for Rose, rather than Saignee method production. Barrel fermented and aged on lees, to impart texture, and matured in oak (one-third new).

    TASTING NOTES

    An assured, understated wine of great finesse and elegance. Savoury herb characters, with a whisper of strawberry perfume, and underlined by a clear mineral note. The palate is fresh, dry and beautifully balanced, showing wonderful restraint, with a creamy texture to it, and just a hint of lees work on the finish. 

  • REVIEWS

    'Light pink colour with a tinge of purple; the aromas are meaty and sausagey, a little reductive, while the palate is juicy and soft with perhaps the faintest touch of sweetness, perfectly judged. But it's undoubtedly a dry style. The acidity is vibrant and powers the wine along beautifully.The flavours are very appealing.
    90 Points - Huon Hooke