95 Points and Top 100 Wines 2015 James Halliday
Grenache Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Turkey Flat are still the luminary, having taken charge of the great Aussie Rosé revival. The winemaking team take the task of making Australia's best Rosé very seriously, dedicating an entire vineyard to ensure the continuity of style. An auspicious cepage of Grenache and Shiraz, Dolcetto and Cabernet Sauvignon, slightly drier than most of her siblings, a princess in pink, displaying a complexity and balance that's very rare indeed, a winning style that's enjoyed around the nation by the most discerning Rosé enthusiasts.
Turkey Flat is more than just a vineyard and home to the best Barossa wines, it is a family tradition that forms a vital part of the region's rich culture and heritage. A dry microclimate without irrigation produces concentrated fruit from the ancient vines. Barossa Valley enjoys the perfect weather patterns, it has for generations grown the most intensely flavoured grapes to create this style of wine. Vinified and assembled at the Bethany Road wineworks, employing traditional open fermenters, a course of cap plunging and a spell of cold maceration, submerged cap ferments and pumping over for optimal extraction of unparalleled aromatics and natural fruit weight. Alcohol 13.0%
Rose colour, salmon pink hue. A nose of sweetly perfumed red fruits, raspberry, watermelon and cherry bouquet. Vibrant red berries with soft tannins before a crisp, dry balanced finish. A fresh wine to be enjoyed immediately, always well chilled and crisp. No oak treatment makes it lively and fresh, a stylishly modern Australian Rose, an intensely flavoured pink wine to be enjoyed in its youth.