The Eloquesta 2017 ‘Blush’ Rose is an experiment of an idea I dreamt of, and I’m so glad I made my dream for this wine come true. I absolutely love the perfumed complexity of red and black muscat for its alluring aromatic qualities to its subtle flavours and ability to look rich and tremendous even if its an aged liqueur or a a well made moscato.
But this old vineyard of Muscat was cofermented completely dry with about 20% of whole bunch viognier where they were both carbonically macerated together for 14 to 16 days and pressed of gently into tank and old oak – then bottled 4 months later.
The vineyard is a well drained slope and the vines are old and experienced and low yielding making the flavours explosive and almost overwhelming. Residual fruit sugars are less than 0.5g per litre – believe it or not…
2017 ‘Blush’ Rose Tasting Notes
The colour is a beautiful dark pink and ruby but translucent. the nose is as potent as can be expected with notes of turkish delight, strawberry cream candy, rose water, potpourri and pink and white blossom. The palate is subtle and delicate and actually displays great notes of dried strawberry, apricot, white flower nectar and over-ripe watermelon.
The Eloquesta 2017 ‘Blush’ Rose – Black Muscat and Viognier is full of flavour and a fruit flower basket of mixed delicate flavours, but still manages to be soft and subtle. This wine should be served slightly chilled and had in summer with subtle foods or cheese plates.