Ambitious, serious, and made to turn heads. I've taken my obsession of this style to the next level with the purpose to craft a rosé that is savoury and delicate. Pale in colour and reflective of its French counterparts, the drinker will enjoy gazing at this wine from afar, while becoming increasingly eager to take a sip.
Made with Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, and Syrah the blend is thoughtful and precise. Assembled like Mozart’s orchestra, it displays a generous amount of all the classical notes of citrus and berry fruits. The added layers of complexity is chimed in with tonnes of fresh cut herbs, spices, and crushed granite stones. This wine is mesmerising and unforgettable.
All parcels are processed and fermented separately utilising a variety of techniques. WIth Tempranillo, we only use the free-run juice and discard the pressings. Then it's fermented at 14-16°C. The Syrah and Nebbiolo are handled very oxidatively as there is no sulphur dioxide used at juice level. The juice is pressed without separation of free run and pressing juices and is then fermented in a mix of in-tank and in-barrel. All wine is fermented with the use of commercial yeast strains, which ensure the full amount of sugars are converted successfully in low-temperature environments.
Our goal is to have finished parcels of wine that offers a variety of blending options for the bench. The key characters we look for in this rosé is structure, gentle phenolic presence and depth of flavour beyond just pure fruits. We look for more savoury complexities and spicy lifts on the nose. It is meant to be a serious wine.
McDougall & Co. is the product of collaboration between Eddie and some of the best winegrowers in Margaret River. Seeking out the best landscapes and varietals to create these groundbreaking blends is his philosophy behind this premium range of Australian wines.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Nebbiolo & Syrah
Soil: Sandy and clay
Vinification: All varietals whole-bunch pressed, fermented as individual parcels at 12-16°C
Ageing/Maturation 6 months in stainless steel
Service: Serve at 8Â°C°C
Size of the Vineyard: 10 acres
Eddie McDougall Wines was established in 2007 by Eddie McDougall, an enthusiastic entrepreneur, who sought to produce wines outside of the mainstream Australian varietals of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Eddie McDougall Wines released its first vintage in 2007 from grapes grown in Bannockburn, Victoria. Since then, Eddie McDougall and his winemaking team have steadily expanded their portfolio of grape growers allowing them access to some of Australia’s best regions such as Margaret River and the King Valley. With a unique focus of producing both classical and alternative wine styles, the winemaking team is given every opportunity to be creative whilst striving to produce international award-winning wines.
Eddie McDougall Wines are regularly awarded medals and achieve ratings of 90+ points from highly acclaimed critics. In 2018 the winery was placed into the category of Excellence by The Real Review.
Eddie is the driving force behind Eddie McDougall Wines, taking a 1200 bottle production to become one of Australia’s leading boutique winemakers. Eddie’s international winemaking experience and industry reputation has led the way in reshaping the perception of Australian wines globally.
With a winemaking CV that has been described as “Legendary” by credible industry sources, Eddie has built his winemaking experiences under some of the world’s most iconic producers. Eddie has worked with the likes of Vietti, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Giant Steps, Deep Woods Estate, O'Leary Walker, Clyde Park, Wood Park, and Silver Heights. In addition, Eddie’s innovative approach to winemaking led him to become the winemaker for Hong Kong’s first urban winery.
Today, Eddie is an award-winning winemaker, chairman of the Asian Wine Review columnist for many international publications, wine judge, a TV personality and founder of The Flying Winemaker, one of Asia-Pacific’s most dynamic wine brands.
When not spending time hanging out with his lovely wife, Freddie and sons, Hugo and Benji, Eddie is madly obsessed with rugby union and spreading the gospel of Rosé Revolution.
|Price per Pack||$210/6pk (min qty 6)|
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