Case Price: $179.94 (6 x 750ml)
In Stock, ready for dispatch. More info
|Our Price: $29.99 / bottle (RRP: $35.00 )||Case: 6 x 750ml|
'Luxe is selected from only those (rosé) parcels that have particular aromatic and textural complexity - we are drawn to sections that display what we call secondary fruit - fresh and dried flowers, herbs, spice, minerality, white and green tea-like aromatics - rather than primary fruit - fresh berry fruits etc.'
Peter Schell, Winemaker
Bilgavia Estate has been making wine for a number of years, with most of the vineyard's grapes being sold to leading Hunter Valley winemakers. Grapes were grown on the property as far back as the 1820’s.
51% Mataro, 38% Grenache, 11% Cinsault.
This year, all wines were naturally fermented and matured on lees in old wood of varying ages. Further complexity comes from a variety of micro-vinifications that includes portions made via the classic "ex-press" method (where rosé is made in a similar fashion to white wine), saignée, and parcels of both partial and complete carbonic maceration. Schell employs a cold soak to deliver optimum flavour and mouthfeel prior to fermentation. Maturation is on lees for around six months.
Perfumed and perfectly pitched in the mouth, it is really hard to nail the descriptors, which range from grenadine and blackberry jube, to all kinds of crushed and roasted herbs. The finish is fine, fine, fine and super fresh. A wine of impressive finesse, and Schell's finest rosé to date.
'51% mataro, 38% grenache, 11% cinsaut, part destemmed and crushed, part crushed bunches, wild-fermented, 8 months on lees in old French oak. Brighter colour and different blend percentages to its sibling, the heady aromas of a field of wild and cultivated flowers in spring on a cloudless spring day, lead into red berries skipping along the palate before a bone dry finish. High quality rose.'
96 Points - James Halliday
Provence$27.99 RRP: $54.99
Hawke's Bay$24.99 RRP: $30.00
Var$14.99 RRP: $19.99