2020 BONAIRE ROSÉ
2020 DUNE Bonaire Rosé is made from Carignan, Shiraz and a little Sangiovese. These were all picked for Rose in late February.
The fruit was handpicked and pressed off into seasoned barrels and one stainless tank. The stainless tank was fermented cool on light lees - the barrel component was ambient, wild and on full solids.
After a month, the two parcels were blended and retuned to barrels prior to bottling.
The style is bone dry but full of texture, red cherry sweet herbs and orange blossom.
Winefront 93 points : "He who controls the spice controls the universe Tangy, tart rose delivering a sweet then dry and savoury hit of the style. Sour cherry Warhead lollies, strawberry, exotic spice all jostling. A light creaminess then a bone dry, pumice-like finish. Very thirst quenching in feel. Great gear."
Notes on the 2018 DUNE Bonaire Rosé:
"Carignan, shiraz and sangiovese in this release, one half barrel-fermented, but both parts matured in seasoned oak for 6 months. Fashionably pale in colour, the bouquet is spicy and savoury at first, the fruit aromas quite subtle; watermelon and cherry emerge as it opens up. It's dry and textural, some fruit sweetness most apparent in the aftertaste. 95 points" - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the sons of Mark Lloyd of Coriole and this is their own winemaking deal. Here we have carignan and shiraz contributing to a rose wine. Single vineyard, Blewitt Springs, oak and steel for its pre-bottle lifespan. Small batch stuff with an eye on minimal intervention. Buy into the legacy, stay for the refreshment factor.
"Pale, watermelon juice colour, that inviting sheen that says summer and crisp and refreshing. Delicate scents of rose petal, strawberry, faint spice. Mouthwatering immediately, fine chalky-crunchy texture, pretty with sweetness of red berry fruits that segues to a cool, fine, dry finish. Nothing over or underdone, just so, pitch perfect warm weather rose, with a bit of extra interest in its make up. Could guzzle all day long. 93 points" - Winefront