Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free Red 2012

Winery / Brand: Rosnay
Region: Cowra, NSW
Grapes: Mourvedre
Vibrant ruby red with pink tinges. The aromas are red cherry fruit , fennel seed and earth. The smooth medium weight palate shows bramble fruit and earth with a hint of spice. The tannins are very fine grained. A lovely rustic wine.
VINTAGE SOLD OUT - all good things must come to an end! But we do have the current vintage of this wine
Mourvèdre is a late ripening Spanish red wine grape widely grown in the south of France. It is resistant to drought and disease, and makes a soft and rustic wine, ideal with earthy flavours of root vegetables, mushrooms, grilled meats, game and duck. This wine is grown chemical-free and vinified without added preservatives. Enjoy now.

After many years of hesitation, we have bitten the bullet and produced an organic AND preservative free red wine. There is of course more to the story. We chose to use Mourvedre rather than Shiraz, Cabernet or Merlot because it makes such a nice, easy drinking wine, and it has been a component (albeit, a small component) of our Rose wines for many years, giving them a delicous earthy and brambly complexity. It is also the cleanest fruit, picked on 13 April (a "fruit" day) after a dry month of March.

Using Mourvedre, we are also celebrating the freedom to be different, which this certainly is - no doubt it is one of a kind in Australia. And also, it connects with our french roots, not only with the variety that is mainly grown in France, but with Florence's painting of the flight of the Ibis - echo of Florence's emigration to Australia.

According to the winemaker, Chris Derrez of Madrez Wine Services, its a very good wine, and now that malolactic ferment has finished the wine is bright and the fruit characters are very forward, supported by gentle oak.

Bronze Medal: 2012 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards Bronze Medal: 2012 Cowra National Wine Show
Wine / Product specifications
Region Cowra, NSW
Grapes Mourvedre
Vintage 2012
Volume m/L 750
Packaging Bottle

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for Victoria, it is an offence: to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7000); or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Liquor License No. 36104187.