Lindeman’s Bin 30 Sparkling Rosé 750ml
Vintage Conditions: The growing season leading up to the 2017 vintage was challenging. A wet and cold Spring season impacted early shoot development, with mild summer conditions interrupted by rain events. A season of extreme, sometimes isolated, weather events resulted in some vineyards being hit by storm and hail.
With a cool start to the season and with good soil moisture profiles, vintage commencement was late, running 3 to 4 weeks behind past seasons. The cooler weather and delayed ripeness favoured good varietal fruit flavour development in the whites and strong varietal fruit flavour and good colour, across the main stream red varieties.
Lindeman’s Bin 30 Sparkling Rosé Notes To Your Senses:
- TASTE: Delicate, creamy bubbles, strawberry and cherry flavors and a soft, dry finish
- AROMA: Subtle strawberry and red berry aromas with underlying citrus aromas
- APPEARANCE: bright salmon pink
- PAIRING: Enjoy with mild cheese, fresh fruit, pistachios or light desserts
Australia’s wine comes from 65 different wine regions that are made of all different types of geography, topography, soils, and climate. The continent has the oldest soils on the planet with more than 100 different grape varieties, making it the top 5 wine exporting countries. While they are known for exporting, they are known for drinking it too! Australia is the third largest source of imported wine to Canada, Us, and Italy. In 1788, the first grapes were planted in Sydney. However, Australia does have some of the world’s oldest vines. Among the many vineyards, they have 25 that are colder than Bordeaux in France!
Cool-climate regions that are great for winemaking in Australia, are mostly due to altitude and maritime influences on its huge coastline. Tasmania, Margaret River, and Yarra Valley produce elegant wines and emphasize on restraint. Chardonnay and Shiraz are grown in all of Australia’s 65 wine regions. The Barossa Valley takes the title for the largest collection of old vines, many are Shiraz and Grenache that date all the way back to the 1840s!
In Western Australia, there is little wine compared to other areas, but the quality is high. So, take note of where your favorite wines are from and don’t be afraid to try something new, it could become your top 5 must-haves!
A little fact about Australian wine drinkers – they tend to drink white wines too cold and red too warm. By doing this, the coldness suppresses its fruit flavor and increases the oak character and tannin. If you drink it too warm, it exaggerates alcohol but softens tannin. So, drink at your preference, but be aware of how you drink it before your taste buds make the final decision!
Master Sommelier Little Known, Big Facts:
- The color of wine depends on the fermentation extracts using skin, like Red wine as compared to white wine, leaving the skin behind
- The oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325; it was found in Germany inside two Roman sarcophaguses
- The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it’s typically too warm, in refrigerators, their warmest setting can be too cold
- Richer heavier foods usually pair well with richer, heavier wines; light wines pair with lighter foods
- Generally, a vintage wine is a product of a single year’s harvest, not when the wine is bottled
- A “dumb” wine refers to the lack of odor while a “numb” wine has no odor and no potential of developing a pleasing odor in the feature
- If a server or sommelier hands you a cork, don’t smell it, look for the date or other information ( mold, cracking, or breaks)
- Tannin is a substance that tingles the gums when you indulge your palate with a sip of wine, it’s an excellent antioxidant
- Smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine
- Wine was first developed in Mesopotamia, not France
- French wines are labeled following the soil on which they are produced, not according to the grape used
- When chilling wine, adding salt to ice will cool it down faster
Serve chilled or at room temperature