Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé has long been rated as one of Australia's leading examples of Rosé and the 2019 vintage is sure to please the many fans of this wine. Made from a blend 50% Merlot, 35% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, all fruit was picked by hand before gently crushing and pressing it.
The 2019 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé is a pretty, light salmon pink in colour with a floral perfume and sweet, pretty red fruits on the nose, as well as a slight pepperiness. Merlot and Shiraz combine to give the palate a spicy red-berry intensity, while the Cabernet adds a suggestion of blackberries. It has a gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a pleasing, aromatic finish.
Dominique Portet’s French lineage dates back to 1720 and the family’s sale of eaux de vie to the Martell family. Several generations later his father André Portet became régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.
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