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    Luke Lambert 'Crudo' Rosé 2019

    Luke Lambert 'Crudo' Rosé 2019

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    Complex, textural, seductive yet vibrant and lip-smackingly delicious--that pretty much sums up Luke Lambert's delicious Rosé. It's a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Nebbiolo; picked early and whole bunch pressed (for a more savoury expression), the cloudy juice was sent to tank for wild ferment before storage in 4,000-litre French oak foudre. Bottled, as usual, without filtration and with minimal sulphur. "Similar wine to the 2017, notes Luke. Translation: a subtle, perfumed and morish Rosé with talc, river stone, and wild strawberry lift.

    Producer

    Without question one of the most gifted winemakers and exciting in Australia. Fortunately for all of us, he makes relatively inexpensive wines - incredible quality and detail for the price.
    Refusing to slavishly follow the conventions and rituals of by-the-book winemaking, Luke Lambert crafts the kind of wine that we feel certain his vineyards would want him to make; deep, wholesome and 'far in'.
    All Luke Lambert wines are handpicked and of single-vineyard origin. They are wildly perfumed with moderate alcohol, fresh acidities, powdery tannins, and limited oak influence. These are wines made as if the industrial revolution (in wine) was a figment of our collective imagination. Luke’s methodology includes wild ferments without the aid of temperature control, hand plunging, long macerations (with plenty of whole-bunch for the Syrahs), basket-pressing, gravity rather than pumping, old oak, and no fining or filtration. Lambert’s belief that "..the best wines have always been made by feel and are always sourced from unique and interesting vineyards that have natural balance and grow grapes full of character..." comes through strongly in the remarkable complexity and placeness of these wines.

    Luke Lambert and a good mate having a well earned rest in the Yarra Valley winery.

    Region

    First planted with vines in 1838, the Yarra Valley is the birthplace of the Victorian wine industry. It ceased production in the fortified wine boom in the 1920s and planting began again in earnest in the 1960s with modern pioneers such as Dr Bailey Carrodus, Guill de Pury and Dr John Middleton paving the way for the Yarra Valley to become one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions today. Their Yarra Yering, Yeringberg and Mount Mary wineries remain regional heroes, firm favorites such as Coldstream Hills and new star wineries such as Oakridge and Giant Steps excel with stunning examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling are also no slouch in the region and the exciting new breed of wineries such as Bobar, Mac Forbes, Hoddles Creek, Salo, Timo Mayer, Thousand Candles and Proud Primary Produce are proof of the Yarra Valley’s diversity and understanding of place. Local Knowledge: The restaurant at Oakridge Wines is one of the finest regional dining experiences in the land…. Have a glass of 864 Chardonnay while you are there.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Shiraz
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (1)

    Gary Walsh

    94 points | December 2019
    Calm, fluid, gentle cool acidity, fine chalky texture, red fruits and blood orange, slight earthiness, perhaps a few fennel fronds and flowers. Red cherry and almond creaminess pops through on a very long finish. It’s as ever, a beautiful wine of harmony and supreme drinking pleasure. Touch and go for 95 points. Regardless, I’ll be buying some.
    Calm, fluid, gentle cool acidity, fine chalky texture, red fruits and blood orange, slight earthiness, perhaps a few fennel fronds and flowers. Red cherry and almond creaminess pops through on a very long finish. It’s as ever, a beautiful wine of harmony and supreme drinking pleasure. Touch and go for 95 points. Regardless, I’ll be buying some.

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