Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oliver's Taranga 2017 Chica Mencia Rosé

Mencia is one of the intriguing red wine grapes of Spain; planted mainly in the north-west of the country. It has characteristics in common with cabernet franc, often producing appealing lighter reds. There has been a revival of interest in the grape in recent years and it has also found a happy home in sunny McLaren Vale, where Oliver's Taranga were the first Australian winery to plant mencia. Here it is used in a fresh and dry small batch rosé that's full of spunky savoury notes and would pair brilliantly with a cheese and charcuterie platter. Winemaker Corinna Wright also makes a "joven" style red made from mencia that's designed for early drinking. $25.   


Unknown said...

Corrina Wright she's a beauty and her Chicago Mencia Rosé is a reflection of her! A wonderful winemaker and beautiful person!
The best Shiraz I've had this year was Oliver's Taranga 2010 Shiraz!
Thank you Corrina!
Haydn Deane

Haydn Deane said...

Computer can't spell! Chico not Chicago!