Chica Mencia Rose 2018
Oliver’s Taranga. McLaren Vale. South Australia.
100 % Mencia
Ny årgang netop ankommet.
Læs om Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Oliver’s Taranga leverer druer i absolut topklasse, hvilket er årsagen til, at de som det eneste McLaren Vale winery er hædret med Penfolds Grange Growers Perpetual Trophy, og de har leveret druer til Penfolds Grange hele 14 gange. Der er kælet for alle detaljer i deres vine, og man fornemmer, at hver drue yder sit optimale.
Noter fra vinmageren
Wine & Vintage
Mencia is a native variety of Spain, in particular the Bierzo region in the northwest of the country. It has been enjoying a rebirth of prominance in its home country, and Oliver’s Taranga are the first to plant it in Australia. We are still learning every year, and while the vines are still juvenile, we decided to get our whole cellar door team on board to learn more about the winemaking process – and as such the ‘Chica’ Mencia Rose was born! Our winemaker Corrina used a fermentation technique called ‘Carbonic Maceration’ – a big word, but it basically means that the Chica is super lifted and delicious.
Salt cured watermelon, cured meats, fresh lime and hibiscus flower.
Flavour bursts from the glass, prosciutto wrapped watermelon, mojito limey palate and loads of texture.
Girls just wanna have fun – and make Rosé. Winemaker Corrina Wright has pulled all the Oliver’s Taranga ladies out from behind their desks and the tasting bench and into the winery to make this wine made by the “Chicas”. Picnic wine done good.
There’s more density to the fruit in this edition. The mouthfeel is a little heavier too, but the crunchy red fruit and berries synonymous with previous vintages are certainly there. Bone dry, it’s not an overly complex wine, the back label says describes one of its characteristics as the “white bits of the watermelon”. And you’d have to agree.
Chill and enjoy with those you love giggling with.
90/100. QWinereviews Australia
Om Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Oliver’s Taranga beskriver selv en af deres kerneværdier som Passion about everything we do. Det beskriver rigtigt godt den oplevelse, vi havde de gange, vi besøgte Oliver’s Taranga. Vi havde efter et besøg i Barossa Valley fået anbefalet bl.a. Oliver’s Taranga fra folkene i cellar door’en på Greenock Creek Winery. Vi havde ikke hørt om stedet før, men vi er glade for Greenock Creek og så derfor en anbefaling fra dem som muligheden for, at der var noget godt i vente. Og vi blev på ingen måder skuffede. Oliver’s Taranga er et af de sjældne wineries, hvor man føler, at man er på bølgelængde med vinmageren, så snart man tager den første sip af den første vin. Hver vin har noget unikt at tilbyde og er lavet præcist, som man selv kunne ønske sig, at den skulle være. Det er efter min mening meget sjældent. Ved besøg hos mange wineries i McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley og resten af verden for den sags skyld, fornemmer man ofte tidligt om ens egne præferencer og smag bliver mødt eller ej. Selv om man måske virkelig leder med lys og lygte efter de gemte skatte, finder man dem måske aldrig, også selv efter at have smagt hele deres repertoire. Andre gange kan man finde et enkelt eller et par ”lucky punches”, men hos Oliver’s Taranga finder man sig hjemme hele vejen.
While they have ‘only’ been making wine since 1994, the folks at Oliver’s Taranga have a history of grape growing in South Australia that goes back over 170 years. In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Scotland. They eventually settled in the McLaren Vale region where they planted vineyards and orchards on their property ‘Taranga’.
It was sixth generation family member and winemaker Corrina Wright who was the first to convince the family, in particular her grandfather, to let her take some of the grapes to make their own wine. It is easy to understand Corrina’s enthusiasm to make wine with the Oliver’s renowned grapes. The family have been winning awards and plaudits for the quality of their grapes since 1857, when William Oliver was awarded ‘the best collection of grapes’ at the local Willunga Agricultural Society Exhibition.
The exceptional quality of the Oliver’s grapes has also given them a close connection to Australia’s most famous fine wine, Penfolds Grange. Growing grapes that are used to make Grange is one of the highest honours that you can have as an Australian grape grower. Some growers will cherish making the grade and having their Shiraz grapes included in the famous Australian wine just once in their lives, a truly great achievement. The folks at Oliver’s Taranga? They’ve had their grapes from their vineyards included in Penfolds Grange fourteen times since 1996! No wonder Corrina was so keen to make delicious wine with such exceptional grapes!
(Aussie Wine Month Story: Oliver’s Taranga. May 8 2016)