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White, Rosé & Sparkling | Where’s Molly Rosé Tasting Note
2016 Where's Molly Rosé
Molly, a much loved German Shorthaired Pointer, was a gracious hostess at the Maxwell Winery cellar door. Not only was she very adept at disappearing quietly after greeting visitors to the winery, in her younger days she would wander the vineyards of McLaren Vale far and wide. Though she might not have necessarily known it, the question was often asked… “Where’s Molly?
A fun label for a fun wine. Featuring photographs of 30 dogs, it really is a case of “Where’s Molly?” Many of the dogs are pets of our cellar door members from all over Australia... these owners kind enough to send us some terrific images to make this label possible. There is a clue included on the label to help in locating Molly, just to keep everyone busy while enjoying the contents...
The winter of 2015 was cold and relatively dry, with July and August being quite low rainfalls. In November we had warm and still weather which made ideal conditions for the grapes to set. We then moved into a hot and very dry period leading into February and the vines started to show a bit of stress. Then we had a very beneficial rain event pouring 32 ml into the soil, which freshened the vines without any disease issues. The crop levels were up on previous years across the region, but the flavours are concentrated and showing lots of ageing potential.
Colour and Aroma
Pale salmon / strawberry in colour with vibrant aromas of raspberry and cherry with hints of herbs.
The palate is well balanced, with sweet berry fruit and floral flavours. This wine has a pleasant balance, generous fruit, with a touch of sweetness and a fresh crisp finish.
This wine is made to enjoy upon release through to 12 months, delivering a youthful vibrancy of fruit flavour.
Varietal composition Grenache 100% Region (GI) McLaren Vale Wine Maker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell Alcohol 13.5% alc. / vol. pH 3.30 Total acidity 6.3 g/L Residual Sugar 4.13 g/L