Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Freeman 2012 Rondo Rondinella Rosé

Brian Freeman specialises in making wines from the rare northern Italian grape varieties of rondinella and corvina from his base in the Hilltops region in rural New South Wales. This is a thoroughly modern rosé; spicy, savoury and bone dry, that is extremely food friendly and modelled on the wines of the Veneto. It's made from 100% rondinella and matured in old oak to add texture. Pale salmon-coloured and very refreshing, this is the perfect choice for late afternoon enjoyment on the deck. I'd pair it with Middle Eastern dishes to enjoy it at its most enticing. $20. www.freemanvineyards.com.au.

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