With a climate not dissimilar to the Northern Rhone, Yass, outside Canberra, is a vast plain of granitic soil. Ideal for viticulture. The Mallaluka property was first planted in 2004 by the Leyshon family.
The blend of skin-contact Pinot Gris and oxidative Chardonnay make this 'Rosé' into something a little bit different. Although the label states otherwise, this is definitely an orange wine, Sam still had labels left over from the oprevious so decided not to change.
Hints of bergamot, licks of saline tannin and plenty of aromatics, this is the perfect toe-dip into the exciting world of skin-contact whites. Always good stuff from this chap. Go forth!