2021 Cuvee Non-Vintage Red Rosé - 108 Varieties

May 2022; The release of the first Non Vintage Red Rosé in the form of the 2021 cuvee, brings the Red Rosé to new vinous heights. Not only are the grape based components of this vibrant wine counted to an epic ‘One Hundred and Eight’ but now they also encompass a jaw opening five different vintages! Best of all... it tastes AWESOME!!

Six Bottle Case $162.00 | Dozen Price $307.80

Tasting Note


Production (2021):

50% Ex Barrel Cuvee consisting of 2020, 2018, 2018 2017 Vintage Productions, held back and blended together and Barrel co-fermented with 50% 2021 Production. Bottled in January 2022 after the Cuvee spent 10 months 'Coming Together' in Barrel.

Colour:

Perfectly Raspberry with seductive salmon notes about the meniscus

Nose:

Delicious ripe raspberries and toffee apples soar gracefully over a potpourri of fragrant rose petal , Turkish delight with a cheeky hint of yeasty autolysis and harmonious oak peeking out underneath

Palate:

Emulating a perfect raspberry and red current crush with lovely tight acidity leading through a generous fruit driven body finishing with a long lingering smear of lime and butterscotch sorbet. The rich floral characters of the Aromatic Varieties give an implied middle palate sweetness that is fully cleansed by the slightly sweet but crisp finish. Best when lightly chilled.

Philosophy:

I present for your nose enticing, palate exciting consideration; the inaugural ‘Non Vintage’ iteration of the david Franz Red Rosé - Cuvee 2021! A Wall of Sound, Symphonic coming together of one hundred and eight vinous components, five different years all co-fermented into a wine of mind-bending awesomeness. Why?!? A combination of Future Proofing the Red Rosé legacy against climate change along with the ongoing quest to build ever more complexity into this iconic wine, is why! We’ve layered the racy excitement of the 2021 harvest over the liquid library of Red Rosé (we’ve held back) from the super intense but meagre 2020 & 2019 productions, The Chokka Block Full of Everything 2018 voluptuousness, & underpinned it all with the 2017 Red Rosé’s line and length. The result is simply delicious. But let me back it up a little for those who are just discovering the Red Rosé one hundred and eight varieties. Yep, you read right - more than one hundred different varieties have been co-fermented to create this suicide vest of flavour. “But Dave,” I hear you say, that seems not only unlikely, but perhaps untrue! Well, dear sceptical drinker, what you hold in your hand is proof irrefutable that ‘au contraire’, it is not only possible but absolutely magnificent as well! The cornerstone of this unlikely blend is Kevin Bartsch’s Langmeil Road Nursery Block. The Genetic library from which even today you can source esoteric and unknown table grape cuttings. Our Stonewell Hill block supplies a much more modest array from the old patch of 1923 planted mixed varietals plus a bit of old school Crouchen. Seppeltsfield’s finest Black Muscat is wrangled in from Jimmy Lindner’s Radford Road Block. The final component from our Stelzer Road block is a hefty slug of Barossa Floor Riesling. The Non Vintage Red Rosé 2021 Cuvee embraces my artisanal soul and experimental curiosity together in the one bottle. This veritable cornucopia of varieties & years creates a layered and textural rosé that is a tour de force of aromatics and textured nuance bursting with drinkability and flavour! Cheers and Enjoy!

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