It’s no secret that we’ve been super excited about the newest addition to our range. We’ve certainly stepped outside our comfort zone on this one and it has paid off in spades! It gives us great joy to release this wine in time for the sunny spring/summer days ahead. Enjoy!
Introducing the inaugural Laughing Jack Rosé
Making the style of wine that we love to drink, to then share and enjoy with others is our passion. It’s what drives us more than anything. However there’s a story behind the inspiration of this particular wine, maybe we won’t go into the full details right now but it involves a Rockstar, his son and a vineyard in France.
Sommelier Tasting Notes
Below are the words from Sommelier Grant Dickson on his recent tasting of the Laughing Jack Rosé 2020.
“The old saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ was applicable in the crafting of this delicious Rosé. The fruit having been delivered to the winery at a time when all tanks were full of fermenting juice, leaving the only option of gently basket pressing the de-stemmed fruit into an open stainless steel red wine chiller. The initial wild ferment was finished off with a cultured yeast after which the wine was kept on light lees for 36 days with daily stirring.
The resulting deeper flavours and lees-derived silky fullness through the mouth contribute to a wine that is more serious and thought provoking than many of the fruit-forward, sweetish and simple rosés that have become standard fare from many of the region’s makers. The winemaking has the added benefit of ensuring longer term stability. Similar to pink expressions from Bandol, the wine will hold and drink well beyond the usual twelve months, after which so many local rosés begin to fray and fade.
Colour: argyle diamonds and pale salmon.
The aromas suggest talcy summer berries. Whilst on the palate the wine is pure-fruited with sugar-dusted macerated strawberries, watermelon and muslin-strained tomato water; fleshy, mouth-filling and deeply flavoured. This is not a racy, crisp rosé, but one in which you feel the warmth of the Barossa’s mid-summer sun on the bunches. Textural, silky and languid through the mouth, without being buxom or matronly. Finishing dry, with a long line of balanced natural acidity.
Enjoy this with white cooked chicken with Ginger, spring onions and soy. Or quail marinated with dried oregano and crumbled bay leaves and char-grilled.”
Want to learn more about the Rockstar, his son and the vineyard in France? Learn more about Hampton Water Rosé