Tupelo Pinot Rosé 2009

Hemispheres Wine Guild
Tupelo Pinot Rosé 2009

I have always been a fan of dry rosé made from Pinot Noir and this wine reminds me why. It has a wonderful blend of strawberry and raspberry aromas with just a hint of earthiness. The palate shows classic Pinot Noir balance with that important mid palate weight, (without utilising residual sugar). The grapes were harvested quite early (~20 Brix), crushed and left to cold soak for 48 hours before light pressing and cool fermentation in stainless steel. The result is a delicate and balanced rosé with excellent food pairing potential… a summer drinking winner! Drink now to 2014.

About the Winery:


Yes, that is a slow motion photo of Elvis falling through water (he survived a flood in Tupelo Mississippi in his youth). The unconventional labels and interesting wine styles are all part of the Wayne Anderson story. Wayne originally comes more from a retail/sales background, but eventually decided to get dirty and sticky. He is the brain behind the Killibinbin brand that made such a splash in the Australian wine industry over the last decade with its quirky packaging and seriously good wine. Wayne decided to scale down a couple of years ago and concentrate on making a small amount of really interesting wine…hence Tupelo. Wayne is genuinely passionate about Pinot Noir and both his rosé and red versions are excellent. Experimentation with pigeage, whole bunches, whole berries and natural fermentations all add to the complexity of the wine he has been able to produce. He also makes Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay under this label, which both buck convention and beg another look. Wayne knows what he wants and is at a stage of his career where he can achieve it without compromise.

The Region:

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

4 out of 5

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