Quite a different expression to the 2020, fuller and richer with more spice and texture. Red fruits and cream, with a dusting of roses and cumin. It really opens out, before the grip of texture kicks in. Lovely richness, coupled with chiselled freshness. Waters Wine Co.
Light, fine and expressive but with phenolic crunch and freshness which is very grown up. At 74% Sangiovese is the hero of 2021 Nocturne ‘SR’ Rosé , backed up with 17% barrel-fermented Nebbiolo. Then we chucked in 9% Tempranillo, too. Not sure why – just had it and it worked – and, as in the past, don’t tell anyone as it hasn’t made the label but it helped make the wine! Winemaker’s Notes
The Nebbiolo is hand-picked and, after chilling, whole bunch-pressed directly to old oak for fermentation. This takes close to six weeks, after which the wine is matured for four weeks in barrel before blending with Nebbiolo (40%) and bottling. This is a mouthwatering, fruit-forward, approachable rose. Delicious!