Sutton Grange Fairbank Rosé 12pk 2019
Established in 1998, a small estate with an original vision as a Thoroughbred facility. In time, a small vineyard was added, farmed organically, with a view to crafting savoury, complex, “bistro style” wines. Pioneers of styles so common now, like their cult-following pale rosé, they are quality driven and highly acclaimed. The vineyard and winery operations are led by Melanie Chester, a star in the making. She joined Sutton Grange by way of Seppelt, so has a very strong hand for central Victorian wines, and has quickly made a mark in the industry through the Young Gun of Wine Awards.
Sutton Grange Fairbank Rosé 2019
35% cabernet sauvignon, 30% shiraz, 25% sangiovese and 10% viognier. Hand-picked, cold-fermented in old French oak, 3 months on lees. A complex wine with spicy glimpses of red berries, the palate seamlessly tracking the bouquet. It has length and a lingering dry finish. A match for virtually any cuisine.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021