2017 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Rose

2017 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Rose

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Light pink colour with a tinge of purple; the aromas are meaty and sausagey, a little reductive, while the palate is juicy and soft with perhaps the faintest touch of sweetness, perfectly judged. But it's undoubtedly a dry style. The acidity is vibrant and powers the wine along beautifully.The flavours are very appealing.
90 points - Huon Hooke

Expert Reviews

Light pink colour with a tinge of purple; the aromas are meaty and sausagey, a little reductive, while the palate is juicy and soft with perhaps the faintest touch of sweetness, perfectly judged. But it's undoubtedly a dry style. The acidity is vibrant and powers the wine along beautifully.The flavours are very appealing. 90 points - Huon Hooke

Tech stuff

13.0
Beechworth
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2020
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

An assured, understated wine of great finesse and elegance. Savoury herb characters, with a whisper of strawberry perfume, and underlined by a clear mineral note. The palate is fresh and dry and beautifully balanced, showing wonderful restraint.

How was it made?

98% Sangiovese and 2% Aglianico, picked specifically for Rose, rather than Saignee method production. Barrel fermented and aged on lees, to impart texture, and matured in oak (one-third new).

Who made it?

Fighting Gully Road is the passion project of Mark Walpole. After years working with Brown Brothers, in 1995 Mark found a block in neighbouring Beechworth, a region already known for producing premium boutique wines. The block was a mess and took him two years to clear before he could plant the vineyard. Mark was undeterred as the site was perfect, sitting at an optimum elevation of 550-575 meters on an escarpment that drops away by 200 - 300m. The elevation allows for a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold and the cooling winds keep the vines healthy, ensuring slow ripening during the day. At night, air drainage from the hillside provides milder conditions than the valleys below (similar to that found by the sea). This means that the climate of Beechworth is very similar to that in Bordeaux, resulting in elegant, structured and well-balanced wines.

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