Konpira Maru MK Rosé 2019
'Think about all the crimes perpetuated by the French. Got some stale bread? No problem, call it brioche. Sick of having to waste that sweet, sweet cow-face meat? No worries, call it tete de veau and serve it with such supercilious surliness that every critic drinks the Coolade, I mean Orangina.
I’m calling them out because one crime is too close to my heart. Pissy, effete Rosé. Describe your Rosé’s colour as salmon, I say no thanks. You say peacock eye, aah no no. Copper quince, no merci mon ami. Give me red, give me body, give me bloody flavour. Hurts to say it, but the Spanish get it.
So to spare you a rant, let’s just say the MK Rosé is juicy, it’s vivacious, it’s your overweight neighbour washing the concrete with a hanky as a hat. This one; no less than 4 Pinots. Pinot Noir from Quarry Ridge Kilmore. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Meunier from Whitlands. Chill it down, invite a friend, a person you want to be a friend, a person who thinks you’re a friend but you’re just bored, hell, anyone will do, and crunch it down with a plate of little frankfurts and tomato sauce.
Site: Quarry Ridge Vineyard, Kilmore, Victoria and Whitlands
Production: 30% Pinot Noir (Quarry Ridge, Kilmore), 30% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Gris and 10% Pinot Noir (Whitlands, VIC). 3784 bottles, 13.5%.
Tasting notes: Aromatics of watermelon and rose petal with a fresh and full palate of lychee and raspberry trifle.'
- Konpira Maru