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

Unknown said...

Computer can't spell! Chico not Chicago!