My friend and winemaker Josh Pfieffer has started the Barossa Wine Cartel label with his wife Ellen. Formerly the winemaker at Whistler Wines in the Barossa run by his family where his ‘Dry as a Bone’ Rosé is one of my all time favourite Rosé, expectations were high for this and I was not disappointed. This 2020 Grenache Mataro Rosé is made with fruit from Heysen Estate vineyard in the Barossa which is managed using organic and biodynamic practices. Gorgeous salmon pink in the glass, dry and crisp with aromas of strawberry and grapefruit, on the palate citrus and saline notes reminiscent of seaspray freshness, lovely acidity backed with creamy strawberry mouthfeel. It’s gorgeous drinking, I only ordered 6 and I feel they won’t last long it’s going to be a new summer favourite. If you follow Barossa Wine Cartel the bottles are able to be sabered and they are encouraging those who get a bottle to give it a go – there’s a video on their ‘gram! I’m yet to attempt my first saber but will keep you posted!