Friday, January 1, 2016

Levantine Hill 2015 Rosé

Not everyone loves Levantine Hill, with its expansive new cellar door complex in the Yarra Valley, advertising blitz and perceived high prices. I'm an unashamed fan. I like the wines; love the Ezard at Levantine Hill restaurant and admire the passion of the people behind the label - Elias and Colleen Jreissati and talented former Yarra Yering winemaker Paul Bridgeman. There are several outstanding single vineyard reds in the range but for warm weather drinking pleasure you can't go past this deliciously quaffable rosé, which is a cabernet-driven wine with a dash of pinot noir in the blend. This is summer liquified; a handpicked, pale and very savoury wine with raspberry/cream, herb garden and dark cherry notes that is fresh and lively but also has plenty of length and depth. A serious rosé that's a lot of fun. $36.

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