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2018 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose

2018 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose

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13.0%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2018
750ml
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$21.99
13.0%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Long regarded as Australia’s first true Provence style - and arguably most successful - dry Rosé. This has been a mainstay of Dominque Portet since the beginnning, and is now stronger than ever thanks to Rosé’s global success. Pale pink with ripe fruit, creamy mouthfeel and crunchy acidity - it’s everything you’d want from a Rosé.




  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The blend 50% Merlot, 35% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Portet picked the fruit by hand before gently crushing and pressing it then fermented it in stainless steel tanks for essential freshness and to accentuate its attractive aromas. The lees was stirred regularly to give the wine a soft texture and to add creamy complexity.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The wine is a pretty, light salmon pink in colour. It shows floral perfume and sweet, pretty red fruits on the nose, as well as a slight pepperiness. Merlot and Shiraz combine to give the palate a spicy red-berry intensity, while the Cabernet adds a suggestion of blackberries. It has a gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a pleasing, aromatic finish.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    60% shiraz, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet sauvignon. Hand-picked and a hyper-efficient grape chiller coupled with tank fermentation and maturation with lees stirring has produced a striking rose with a depth of fruit (and freshness) that belies its light colour. It is at once juicy, creamy and fresh in the mouth, its flavours ranging through berry and stone fruit.

    90 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    There’s a leafy and gently herbal edge to the nose here with a fresh, watermelon and strawberry-flavored palate. A blend of 60% shiraz, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 15% merlot.