Mandala Yarra Valley Rosé 2019
Ned Goodwin MW92 points
Rose is internationally loved as the ultimate summer tipple. The famous colour comes from juicing red grapes and soaking with the skins for a very short period to develop a nice pinky hue! Mandala likes to give an extra bit of time to develop into a luscious pink colour, then ferment in stainless steel as well as oak to give it a nice weight, fruity sweetness and the 'bone dry' element drinkers love.
Vibrant watermelon, Turkish delight and pomegranate aromas lead to a rich textured palate of fresh berries, vanillin spice with a persistent, yet refreshing and dry finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes handpicked from Mandala's Dixon's Creek vineyard.
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- Red Fruits
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Ned Goodwin MW92
"This is good, affirming just how exciting rose has become as a category in Australia. A gentle coral. Rose water, pomegranate and sour cherry and raspberry to strawberry flavours careen along some crunchy acidity and a little pucker. Dry and thirst-slaking. 100% hand-picked with 20% fermented wild. What more can we ask for?"
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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.
Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.
New South Wales
Home to 14 official wine regions, New South Wales offers a diverse and wide-ranging expanse to produce wines that appeal to every palate.
From Australia’s oldest continuous wine region – the famous Hunter Valley – to exciting new cool climate regions such as Orange, the Southern Highlands and Tumbarumba, these regions can be found to produce some of the best Australian Wine around. Recognised as the second-largest wine-producing state in Australia, New South Wales is also the most populous state with its wine consumption far outpacing the region's wine production. Although the Hunter Valley region is well known, the majority of wineries are located along the Murray and Darling Rivers (in the south-east of the state) which supplies water for many of the region's wineries.
Other regions within New South Wales include the Canberra District, Cowra, Gundagai, Hastings River, Hilltops, Mudgee, New England, Perricoota, Riverina and the Shoalhaven Coast.
Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.
Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Semillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.
The famous Hunter valley Semillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Semillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.
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About the brand Mandala
Mandala has been a dream in our family for generations. We always wanted a place to grow grapes, make our own wine and share it with friends and family. So it really was a 'dream come true' when we planted our first ten acres of Pinot Noir rootlings in the Yarra Junction site in 1999.
Fast forward some very fruitful seven years and we were ready to expand. But it was Nanna who sent the dream to Mum one mysterious night: a vision of the rolling hills, the dams, the vines and a place to sit at the end of the day taking in an endless view.
Just one year on, the time was right and another dream became a reality.
We moved into Dixon's Creek, and together with the Yarra Junction vineyard, came full circle to create Mandala as we love it today.