‘Chica’ Mencia Rose

Small Batch Wines  |  2014 'Chica' Mencia Rose

The Vino Geek, 8/10, August 2014

Review: 2014 Olivers Taranga Chica Mencia Rose

Lucky I tasted this now, I think this gives me my new Rose for summer!
I'm slowly working my way through the samples sent to me from Oliver's winemaker Corrina Wright but am so glad I tucked into this one now. My first crack at Mencia and while it is in a Rose form, I like it!
From what I can gather, a variety that is often made in a lighter style, this is an awesome dry style of Rose, perfect for those red wine drinkers that want something a little lighter and for those white wine drinkers that want a red.
On the nose this shows great floral notes and strawberry fruit. The palate continues the sweet strawberries through, joined by a little earthiness. A really nice acidity to it that is well balanced by the slightly dry finish just making your mouth want more!
One to certainly keep an eye on and if you want to impress at that Saturday BBQ this'll be one to get your hands on.
RATING: 8/10
PRICE: $24

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

Mencia

Growing Region

McLaren Vale

Colour

Bright Rose

Aroma

Lifted floral notes, strawberries and cream, watermelon and sweet spice

Palate

Watermelon notes, strawberries and cream, watermelon and sweet spice

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