The Mencia Rose show lifted floral notes with a touch of sherbet and pomegranate. The palate is all watermelon rind and flowers, with some fine, creamy tannins and zesty dry lemon finish. This rose is refreshing as! Delicious with cured meats, or try with chocolatey desserts for a taste sensation.
Oliver’s Taranga Rose
Bright, effervescent and totally slurpable Rose
Grape Variety – Mencia;
Region – McLaren Vale South Australia;
Vintage – 2019;
Winery – Oliver’s Taranga;
Profile – light bodied, bright, elegant
Oliver’s Taranga is a family run property that was settled in 1841. Shortly after came the first plantings on the property. Now being cared for by sixth generation family members, the Oliver’s are considered one of the premium sustainably certified growers in the region. So much so that they are one of the few from McLaren Vale to provide grapes to Penfold’s. It is these grapes the constitute part for the illustrious Grange Shiraz.
Now under the guidance of the effervescent winemaker Corrina Wright, these grapes are being showcased in the Oliver’s Taranga wine range. Corrina is fast earning the reputation for producing ultra-premium age worthy wines. Corrina is also gaining great recognition for her leading role in the “Women in Wine” movement.
Oliver’s Taranga has built it’s reputation on the back of the premium red grapes it grows. And the rich red wines it produces. The family is now engaged in the development of the new Mediterranean varieties and the wines they produce. These varieties are perfectly suited to the climate and soils in McLaren Vale. As a result, they are becoming a defining feature of the McLaren Vale region.
While working with these new varieties, Corrina still wants to ensure that all the wines reflect the unique character of the Taranga Vineyard. The Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz is one such wine that encapsulates these characteristics.
Accolades & Awards
91 points – Qwine