Rioja Rose, Bodegas Luis Alegre
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StyleFull & Opulent
Mount Horrocks Wines is owned by winemaker Stephanie Toole, who restricts production to approximately 4,500 cases per annum in order to achieve her aims of quality and single vineyard expression. The Clare Valley winery was established in 1982 and purchased by Stephanie in 1993, who has made significant improvements to the wines, vineyards and winery.
Stephanie describes her wines as ‘hand made food wines with an emphasis on structure as well as generous fruit flavours’. All grapes are 100% estate grown and hand picked from three separate vineyard sites (Auburn vineyard for the Cordon Cut, Watervale vineyard for the Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz, and Polish Hill River vineyard for the Cabernet) totalling nearly 10 hectares in the Clare Valley. Each release seems to eclipse the quality standard set by the previous vintage. The Watervale Riesling is a regional classic, and the Cordon Cut Riesling ranks among Australia’s best sweet wines. The Cordon Cut has twice won the Regional Sweet Trophy over £10 in the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Deep bright black cherry. Very attractive plush dark fruit aromas, plum and star anise spice. Silky smooth and elegant in the mouth, with masses of dark fruit and spice, fine-grained tannins and very smart French oak influences.