Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rose. A crush of pink lady apple, corella pear and just-ripe strawberry
CIAO MAGAZINE, 6th February 2012 Winsor Dobbin – One of the most noticeable wine trends over the past two summers has been the growing popularity of rosé wines made in a drier style; a movement that has been dubbed “the rosé revolution.” From a terrific winery on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this is a very savoury, quite dry wine; extremely stylish, that blossoms when paired with food. Made from shiraz grapes, it has an attractive salmon hue and strawberries and cream flavours kept in check by some subtle earthiness.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, GOOD LIVING, TOP 50 WINES, 29th November 2011 – Pale-salmon pink colour and a savoury, barrel-influenced aroma. The taste is light, delicate, restrained, but attractively flavoured with a light acid tang, refreshing the vibrant finish. Dry and lingering aftertaste. 93/100
THE WEEKLY REVIEW, 24th November 2011 – Ben Thomas Salasso means “bleeding the juice” in Italian, and whole bunches of grapes are pressed before the juice is fermented in old oak barrels. Made from shiraz grapes, this has aromas of raspberry, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, rosewater and zesty citrus. It tastes of strawberries and cream along with good complexity and savoury mineral notes. It has vibrant acidity, creamy texture and a nice grip. There’s good length, with berry flavours before a second wave of cherry fills the mouth. 4/5
WINE TASTE WEEKLY, Edition 41, 18th November 2011 Tyson Stelzer – The cool 2011 season was a great season for rosé in the spicy, peppery, dry style, and this is one of the best of them. Reflecting the savoury personality of Mornington shiraz, it’s full of cracked pink pepper, tomato and zesty pink grapefruit. A textural, finely mineral style with a bond dry finish of great persistence. Drink 2011-2012. Rating: 94 points
The wines of Port Phillip Estate aim to manifest Terroir, an integration of our geology and soils, with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and our husbandry in the winery endeavour at all times to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice. Vineyard The Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rosé was produced from a 0.79 hectare parcel of Shiraz on the Port Phillip Estate vineyard and a 0.45 hectare parcel of Shiraz at Kooyong.