NV Hanging Rock Macedon Brut Rosé - www. Divine On Line
NV Hanging Rock Macedon Brut Rosé (Diam cork) $27
Looking for something pink to celebrate the Melbourne Cup or Christmas? You can’t go past this little pearler from John and Ann Ellis of Hanging Rock. Dazzling lipstick pink in colour. The gorgeously inviting aromas of sweet red cherry, strawberry, vanilla cream, white pepper, cinnamon stick and yeasty lees notes entangle your senses in a hedonistic embrace. In the mouth, the wine packs quite a punch flavour-wise, all of the aforementioned characters are out to make an impact. The creamy, sweet mid-palate is crammed to the gills with pinky goodness, but it finishes dry and extremely long. The Hanging Rock Rosé is made from the same base wine as the Macedon Brut Cuvée, but is only kept on lees for twelve months (which is remarkable considering how creamy and textural the wine is). The colour is added at the time of dosage. Serve it cold enough (and John and Ann do recommend serving their pink sparkler well-chilled) and it’s like sucking on a big, fat, red icy slurpy … but with bubbles and alcohol in it. Definitely an adults-only treat.