Pig in the House Rosé 2020
The 2019 Pig in the House Organic Rosé is the first release and is made from Sangiovese with the slightest addition of Shiraz. Stylistically we are aiming to capture the varietal characters. Flavour wise, this was achieve at around 11.7 baume when the berries where showing vibrant red fruit favours.
REVIEW & AWARDS
THE TONY GRAY AWARD for the Best Local White Table Wine
SILVER Medal, 2019 Cowra Wine Show
9.1/10 POINTS, The Daily Examiner, Max Crus, Jan 2020
THE REAL REVIEW, Nick Butler
"Pale purple-pink colour; the aroma light and wispy, shy but fragrant, with rose petal and raspberry nuances. The wine is light-bodied but has good intensity, although the finish is pleasantly dry thanks to low sweetness and high tannin/acid cleansing effect... a worthy wine"
THE REAL REVIEW, Huon Hooke
QWINE, Nov 2019
91 POINTS "Strawberry, rose petal, Turkish Delight. Musky hints, veering to savoury nuances on the palate. Drying, but long on flavour, the musk and savoury elements delivering on the length. Good Rosé. Enough about it to refresh, complex enough to interest. Solid."
THE VINSOMNIAC, Nov 2019
"...This has everything going for it and is bound to be a winner. It’s organic with plenty of flavour, there’s freshness, it’s perfectly food friendly and easy drinkability. Let’s not forget the attractive price! Let’s hope this is bottled every year…please!! ..."
WORDS FROM A WINEGLASS, Nov 2019
89 POINTS 'Light salmon to pink hue in the glass, a pretty nose with floral red cherry, a thread of citrus and pleasing creaminess. A plush generously fruited with that enjoys summer berries against a backdrop of lemon zest on the mid palate before a softer, supple finish that is more about strawberries and cream."
WINEREVIEWER.COM.AU, Feb 2020
THE GRAPE HUNTER, Nov 2019
"... It is fresh and dry, and undoubtedly suited to the Australian summer lifestyle. Try is with a bowl of pasta, a slab of pizza or a salad and see what the southern Europeans are on about."
PS NEWS, JOHN ROZENTALS, Dec 2019
"...it has a great light salmon colour which would be seen in the south of France. Aromatically I think of raspberries and cream when smelling after a soft swirl. On the palate the wine is dry, with red fruits dominant, pleasingly the wine is naturally soft in the mouth which makes it a wonderful drink during most times of the year."
HAVE A GO NEWS, FRANK SMITH, Feb 2020
"Life today is dominated by COVID-19 gloom but here's a little wine label levity. Winemakers have long had fun with names that grab buyers' attention with labels like Shirazamataz, Doctor's Nose, Mad Hatter, Fat Bastard and Galvo Garage. This organic sangiovese rosé comes from within the Windowrie group in Cowra Region's Canowindra area. The name harks back to 1996 when winemaker Jason O'Dea and wife Rebecca moved onto a former pig farm and had to evict 20 free-range pigs from the house. This 13% alcohol rosé is blush pink, jelly bean-scented and has a raspberry front-palate flavour.The middle palate shows red apple, blueberry and flint and the finish slatey acid."
NEWCASTLE HERALD, JOHN LEWIS, Apr 2020