2018 Momento Mori ‘Cardinia Ranges’ Rosé
As with all of Dane’s wines, it’s best to hear the description from the man himself:
“This rosé is made entirely from Pinot Noir of various different clones. As the soils are relatively sandy and devoid of much nutrient at all the cropping levels have always been kept very low, usually less than 1kg per plant.
The vineyard has been free of any non-organic treatments for 7 years now and in the last 3 years has been producing some really incredible fruit.
The resulting wine is fine boned and detailed whilst still having complexity in spades. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel this is by no means a ‘fruit forward’ rosé. It is savoury and mineral driven, largely from the granitic soils from which it is grown.
These soils and the large granite boulders give the wine an intense electric nature and energy. I’m extremely happy with this wine, it is a real shame that after the 2019 (which is still in tank) there will be no more.”