2022 Lost Penny
As we have grown to like the Montepulciano ‘Monty’, we thought it would be fun to make a Rose’ out of it. But we also wanted to use our other favourite grape variety – Grenache. These two varieties work so well together, we decided to make our first Rose’. The Little Mischief Rose’ is not only the perfect wine to enjoy on a summer’s day, but but any time of the year.
The 2022 vintage growing season was average. The 2021 winter was the wettest recorded since 1996. October and November saw rainfall totals above average. Together with a rainfall event in February assisted in refreshing up the vines leading into harvest. This vintage was filled with some highs and lows for the other growers affected by hail which we felt deeply for.
Colour: light bright pink
Nose: Watermelon, light strawberry and rose water.
Palate: A fine and elegant structure with some crispness.
58% Montepulciano and 42% Grenache gives this wine a lot of interest. A little residual sugar to give the palate some roundness and fullness with a crisp finish. This wine is ideal for the warmer months but has a fullness which can be enjoyed in the winter by a warm fire.