$23.00 / bottle
$276.00 / case (12)
The fruit for the Hedonist Sangiovese is sourced from two vineyards in the Willunga foothills of McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 5km to the West.
A very dry winter and spring, coupled with record heat and dry conditions throughout summer led to an early and condensed vintage. Yields were only slightly down on previous years despite the
challenges associated with low rainfall in the growing season. January was Australia’s warmest on record. McLaren Vale experienced record heat – 46.2 degrees Celsius on the 24 January.
The conditions lent themselves to smaller berries with good concentration of flavour.
Harvested in the cool of the night, crushed straight into the press and left on skins for approximately 3 hours before a very gentle pressing. Just enough to pick up the lovely red berry and apricot kernel flavours, as well as allowing the perfect salmon pink colour to develop. The pressings were kept separate. The wine was fermented slowly over the course of a few weeks at 12 degrees in stainless steel to preserve the brightness of the fruit from the Sangiovese required for the elegant style of Rosé we pursue. Fermented dry, racked and earth filtered prior to bottling.
- Pale salmon with pink hues
- Floral – rose petal, strawberries, apricots and nashi pear.
Soft and fresh with a creamy texture. Crisp acidity, fine and elegant with great length. The palate is savoury and structured with abundance of summer berries and finishing with tart nashi pear.
- Sangiovese 100%
Alc: 12.5%, pH: 3.21, TA: 6.9g/L, GF: 0.53g/LHARVEST DATE
- 7 March 2019 & 8 March 2019
- 14 May 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."