Grape Variety: 52% Syrah, 25% Barbera, 19% Nebbiolo & 4% Sangiovese
Appellation: King Valley
Soil: Clay loam and granite
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed for 2 hours, cultured yeast fermentation at 14-16°C for 12 days
Ageing/Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Cellar Potential: 2 years
Service: Serve at 8°C
Size of the Vineyard: 4 acres
Eddie McDougall Rosato 2017
EDDIE MCDOUGALL'S TASTING NOTES:
Aromas of red currants, crushed strawberries and basil. Generous textual expressiveness through viscosity and light tannins. A fruit forward profile that gives the palate length whilst being supported by cranberry like acidity. Pair with Cantonese dim sum or char siu (barbequed pork).
James Halliday - 93 Points
Gary Walsh - 90 Points
Vibrant and eye catching from any distance. An expressive wine that is made with purpose and with one of Italy's iconic varietals - Barbera. Gently processed by whole bunch pressing and cold juice handling, the wine is designed to express a sophisticated profile.
To recognize the region where he produces most his wines, Eddie McDougall decided the most suitable logo for his wines made there would be a gold foil crown. Eddie is not claiming to be the king but he wants the world to know something about the prestige of the region where his wines hail from. Proud of King Valley and excited by its Italian heritage, Eddie continues to source grapes from top growers in the region in order to produce wines that are genuinely approachable and definitive of the region’s varietals.