It’s not really rose weather out there, but I was in the mood for something pink and frivolous this weekend. I had an Andrew Peace 2006 ‘Masterpeace’ Shiraz Sangiovese Rose from South Eastern Australia.
It’s a cheery pink with reasonable legs. It smells fruity with a slightly chemical, confectionary edge. It’s off dry with some acidity and little tannin.
It tastes of redcurrants, raspberries and a little of strawberries, and quite a bit of cheap pick and mix sweets.
Shiraz and Sangiovese isn’t a classic blend, and this hasn’t inspired me to think it’s one that should be repeated regularly. It’s fine, it’s fun, but it’s not a favourite.