Grape Varietals: 40% Grenache, 35% Cinsault & 25% Mourvèdre
Growing Region: Barossa Valley, South-Australia
Owner / Winemaker: Dean Hewitson

Dean Hewitson has been at the top of his game for nearly two decades now. This 2017 'Barossa Valley' Rosé - has been crafted from a mix of vibrant grape varietals, and is ever so approachable. It will impress and please any taste buds open to some bright summer fruit flavours, and a wine with a cheeky character. The wines crafted by Dean are recognised for their genuine flavour and balance - plus this rosé wine has the smile factor.

 

This ‘Belle Ville’ Rosé is named after the place where Dean and his wife Louise lived and worked some 20 years ago while raising their young family in Provençe - France. As this back story suggests this is a classic Provençal style rosé wine crafted from the traditional Provençal grape varietals, though from their new home in the Barossa Valley. The fruit for this wine was grown and sourced from 20-110-year-old vines.
These vines were dry-grown along with rye grass between the rows, and mulch under the vines. When each parcel of fruit was deemed ready for harvest, Dean and the team hand-picked the bunches and took them only a short distance to the winery for a relative light vinification.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed, and the free run juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature chosen to retain and highlight the vibrant summer fruit characters in the wine. Then it was promptly bottled soon after settling.
In your glass, you will be greeted by a classic Provençal salmon pink colour with an orange sunset hue. On the nose, there are inviting aromas of fragrant wild strawberries and subtle floral and pink grape-fruit notes.
On the palate you have an explosion of those wild strawberries along with a crisp and refreshing natural summer fruit acidity. This rose is light on palate weight, but bright in summer flavours, and finishing crisp and dry with beautiful balance.
This 2017 Hewitson ‘Belle Ville’ Rosé has 12.4% Alc./vol. Gently chill, and serve in an aromatic shaped wine glass at 8-10°C. 

This Barossa Rosé has a vibrant and refreshing summer fruit personality.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly this summer season; and will age well for another 18-24 months. 

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Perfect wine pairing with, prawns, scallops, sushi & sashimi, salmon and seasonal vegetable salads, and fresh fruits served with sorbet - enjoy.