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.
2022 Vintage Reviews
Very light, fresh pink; the aromas are smoky, savoury, gently reductive and more interesting than simple fruitiness. Some nettle and dried herb notes. The wine is light in the mouth, low in phenolics, refreshing and softly textured, attractive and more-ish, the finish and aftertaste dry.
– 89 Points
Huon Hooke – The Real Review
A northern Barossa rose’ blend featuring 58/42% montepulciano/grenache. Pale salmon in the glass with aromas of raspberry, watermelon and redcurrant jelly along with hints of marzipan, purple flowers and a waft of lanolin. There is a swell of RS on the palate and some nice acid drive and clarity, but perhaps just a little sugary.
– 85 Points
Halliday Wine Companion
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.