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2018 ‘Chica’ Mencia Rose

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THE YEAR THAT
Hugo did his first crushing with Grandpa Don

Like eating a watermelon right down to the white bits, this dry Rose is refreshing as. Mencia (say it with an attractive Spanish lisp: MEN-thee-AH) is a new variety to Australia, and is delicious with cured meats and chocolatey desserts.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Salt cured watermelon, cured meats, fresh lime and hibiscus flower.
PALATE
Flavour bursts from the glass, prosciutto wrapped watermelon, mojito limey palate and loads of texture.
WINE & VINTAGE

Mencia is a native variety of Spain, in particular the Bierzo region in the northwest of the country. It has been enjoying a rebirth of prominance in its home country, and Oliver’s Taranga are the first to plant it in Australia. We are still learning every year, and while the vines are still juvenile, we decided to get our whole cellar door team on board to learn more about the winemaking process – and as such the ‘Chica’ Mencia Rose was born! Our winemaker Corrina used a fermentation technique called ‘Carbonic Maceration’ – a big word, but it basically means that the Chica is super lifted and delicious.

HISTORY

With 300 acres of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. These wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
7066 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Mencia
(pron. MEN-THEE-A)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Pale salmon pink
ALCOHOL
12.5%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Q wine

‘There’s more density to the fruit in this edition. The mouthfeel is a little heavier too, but the crunchy red fruit and berries synonymous with previous vintages are certainly there. Bone dry, it’s not an overly complex wine, the back label says describes one of its characteristics as the “white bits of the watermelon”. And you’d have to agree.
Chill and enjoy with those you love giggling with.

Very good - Qwine