Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose

Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2018

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé has long been rated as one of Australia's leading examples of Rose and the 2018 vintage is sure to please the many fans of this wine. Pretty, light salmon pink in colour, this 2017 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé offers floral perfume and sweet, pretty red fruits on the nose, as well as a slight touch of pepper.

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot combine to deliver a subtle spicy red-berry intensity on the palate, with a touch of blackberries. With a gentle, creamy mouthfeel, the fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a pleasing, aromatic finish. This is as refreshing, satisfying and moreish a rosé as you could wish for.

"Merlot, Cabernet and Shiraz, not that it matters so much. A bit rubbery and stinky, redcurrant, dried herb, almond. Delicate flavour, bright and fresh, strawberry and spice, earthy finish of excellent length. Good wine, a little woofy mind you. Rated: 90 Points Tasted: Nov18 Alcohol: 13% Price: $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2021" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$21.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
The Portet family boasts ten consecutive generations of winemaking that began in Bordeaux in the 18th century. Today, the Portet name is most closely associated with the Yarra Valley where father and son team Dominique and Ben Portet, respectively ninth and tenth generation winemakers, run a successful family winery.

Dominique Portet’s French lineage dates back to 1720 and the family’s sale of eaux de vie to the Martell family. Several generations later his father André Portet became régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.
6
Victoria
Yarra Valley
750
13
The blend 60% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. We picked the fruit by hand before gently crushing and pressing it. We fermented it in stainless steel tanks for essential freshness and to accentuate its attractive aromas. We stirred the lees regularly to give the wine a soft texture and to add creamy complexity.

The wine is a pretty, light salmon pink in colour. It shows floral perfume and sweet, pretty red fruits on the nose, as well as a slight pepperiness. Merlot and Shiraz combine to give the palate a spicy red-berry intensity, while the Cabernet adds a suggestion of blackberries. It has a gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a pleasing, aromatic finish. This is as refreshing, satisfying and moreish a rosé as you could

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