$26.00 / bottle

$265.20 / case (12)


Sourced from three sites, predominantly estate grown young Grenache vines, and two Sangiovese vineyards in the Seaview district of McLaren Vale, ‘Beautiful View’. Certified organic.

Our third La Niña event in a row brought with it our wettest November in 30 years, as well as our latest vintage start to date. This meant higher than average disease pressure which was somewhat mitigated by significant winds from spring through to autumn. Yields were down across the district, but quality prevailed.

The three parcels were crushed separately and left on skins for between 3 - 9 hours, before gentle pressing allowed the perfect salmon pink colour to develop. The pressings were kept separate, then a small portion was blended back in to add structure and mouthfeel. The free run parcels were fermented slow and cool, while the pressings were fermented warmer. Fermented dry, racked and  filtered prior to bottling.

Pale salmon with pink hues
Watermelon, strawberry, rose petal and a hint of violet.

Bone dry, crisp and elegant with more savory notes than the bouquet suggests. The fine texture lengthens a harmonious and glossy mouthfeel. 

Grenache 55%, Sangiovese 45%

Alc: 12.5% vol, pH: 3.19, TA:6.1g/L, GF: 0.13g/L

7 March, 15 March & 2 April 2023
June 2023

2020 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

  • 91 points - www.nataliemaclean.com, Natalie MacLean, 9 July 2021  

Produced by the Walter Clappis Wine Co. , The Hedonist 2020 is a Sangiovese rosé. Although the beginning of 2020 was marked by the terrible fires in Australia; McLaren Vale was one of the wine regions that managed to escape the firestorms. The 100% Sangiovese rosé is dry, medium-bodied and elegant with sweet dark cherry, red berry, finishing savoury and smooth on the palate. Pour with Montecristo sandwiches.

Sangiovese Rosé food pairings: chicken and ribs from the grill, pork tenderloin, Charming Grilled Chicken Wine

2019 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

  • Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines 2019

2018 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

  • Trophy Winner - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show for Best Rosé - Top Gold medal, awarded 96 points
  • 95 points - Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“Pale-pastel pink with a copper tinge; sangiovese gives this its fine acid line plus flavour. It's lightly aromatic, some red berries and spice, watermelon and rind, creamy nuances but it's the savouriness that seals the deal. And it's gluggability.”

  • 94 points - Carolyn Evans Hammond, 26 Jul 2019, Get Ready. These Wines are Sure to Sell Out Fast When They Hit the Shelves August 3 (www.thestar.com)

This wine offers all the charms of Provencal rosé—it’s bone dry, crisp, and understated—but with just a bit more power, complexity and length. The aromas suggest the most perfect strawberry-custard tart—the kind you might see in a fancy bakery. The entry is bright and mouth filling but not fruity or sweet. The wine suggests strawberries and apricots but its flavour is muted and merges with more savory nuances—toasted pastry crust, violet petals, cool clay, yogurt, red bell pepper, and more. And the texture is sleek and fluid but not glassy-smooth. There’s a bit of fine chalkiness evident on the long finish, adding yet more gratification. The best pleasures are never too easy. Quite an intriguing rosé. Score: 94

2017 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

  •  Silver Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017

2016 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

  • 91 points - Wine Companion 2018 Edition, James Halliday, 01 Aug 2017

"Hand-picked in the early morning, crushed, 3 hours on skins before gentle pressing, cool-fermented in stainless steel. Very pale pink; the ever-moving bouquet throws up rose petals, apricot kernels (the Clappis descriptive touchstone for the bouquet and palate) and citrus-tinged acidity on the fresh, ultra-light and dry finish."