Majella Melody Rosé 2016 ~ Coonawarra South Australia
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Dave Brookes) ~ "The Lynn family has been around Penola for four generations and the winery consistently produces some of the best wines in Coonawarra. At the top end, they tend to be opulent and plushly fruited with beautifully judged use of oak. At the entry level, they burst with fruit and are good value for money."
Wine Spectator ~ "AUSTRALIA'S EDGE. How the land Down Under scores so well with so many wines. It's about the producers, big and small, that make value a priority without sacrificing quality. It's about wineries like Majella..."
Whilst this vintage is still in the process of being rated, here is what James Halliday said about a previous vintage:
James Halliday ~ "The wine (2014) is refreshingly light and elegant but has a hint of sweetness. This is a wine for any occasion. Majella is one of the foremost grape growers in Coonawarra. Majella Melody Rose hails from the Coonawarra in South Australia; one the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia. The Coonawarra can be credited with producing some of the best red wines in the country."
Here is a tasting note for this vintage:
The Winemaker "Pretty strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit notes linger on the palate, with a plesantly soft finish.....A bright, pale crimson colour. Fragrant rose and red fruit floral aromas with sweet and soft, finely textured structure. "
Majella is one of the most awarded small Australian wineries. It is family owned winery and based in the famous Coonawarra wine region of South Australia. The Coonawarra wine region is characterised by its soils, known far and wide as “terra rossa” - literally “red earth”.
The Coonawarra “terra Rossa” forms a long, linear shape, little more that 20km long, and in parts only a few kilometres wide.
This soil is regarded as one of the premium viticultural soils of the world and Majella is fortunate that its vineyards are situated on the eastern edge of this famous “red strip”. This wine is made from 100% Shiraz.