You don’t often see winemakers using fruit from 30 year old vines in their rosé and it shows in this wine which has plenty of depth and complexity. It is a pretty onion skin colour and that attractive side follows though with rose petal and candied cherry aromatic fruits. But look a little deeper and pinot noir’s savoury side is also on show with an edge of earth and spice.
Things get a bit more serious and savoury on the palate where those red fruits have faded leaving a spicy and almost herbal palate given good impact thanks to its Tasmanian trademark of tangy acidity. This is a food style for sure and would make a tasty aperitif with a platter of charcuterie and cheese.
Pipers Tasmania by Pipers Brook Vineyard Pinot Grigio 2019 – 87 Points