2012 Quattro Mano Duende Nina Rose

Huon Hooke
Huon Hooke - Quattro Mano Duende Nina Rose, Barossa Valley 2012   QM_Duende_Nina_2012_RGB.jpg
Huon Hooke - Quattro Mano Duende Nina Rose, Barossa Valley 2012 QM_Duende_Nina_2012_RGB.jpg Photo: tara.murphy@fairfaxmedia.com.au
Variety Rose
WINERY Quattro Mano
RRP 18

Quattro Mano is a Barossa-based syndicate that includes barrel salesman and former sommelier Philippe Morin and winemakers Chris Taylor and Tony Carapetis. They specialise in oddball grape varieties. This is a deeper, darker rose style blended from tempranillo, touriga and tinta cao. The colour is at the deep purple-pink end of the spectrum and it has a clean, dry, rich palate with savoury flavours and a lick of tannin. The bouquet is all about dried herbs and savoury, almost earthy aromas. Barrel influence is buried among the palate flavours. It's appetising and moreish. 13.4 per cent alcohol.
Food: Antipasto; mushroom risotto; doner kebabs; cold meats; vegetarian dishes and salads with roasted beetroots.