Freeman 'Rosso' Corvina Rondinella 2017 (Hilltops, New South Wales) "...wild rose, berries, spices..."
FREEMAN ROSSO Corvina Rondinella 2017 is a blend of the two northern Italian origin varieties classically used to make two popular red wines – Bardolino (Lake Garda) and Valpolicella (Verona). Unlike the flagship FREEMAN Secco that relies on the addition of dried grapes during fermentation, this savoury red blend is crafted solely from freshly harvested Corvina and Rondinella. After pressing, the individual varietal parcels are fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in old oak barrels before blending to create a mellow yet savoury ‘drink now’ style.
"A wine made for la Dolce Vita... It smacks of briar rose and sun-ripe red berries over an umami savoury frame, that’s invitingly light- bodied and disarmingly mellow. Attractive generous berry flavours and soft tannins combine to create this seductive easy drinking red that isn't intended for cellaring." - Producer Notes
“Brian Freeman has done it again – well, with the help of his winemaking daughter, Xanthe. Their love and respect for the Veneto grapes, rondinella and corvina is palpable. This gorgeously slurpable Rosso, a blend of corvina and rondinella, fermented in stainless steel and matured in old oak for a year. The result is a fresh, breezy red with sweet, red berry fruits and savoury spices. The bright acidity and modest tannins combine to energise the finish”. Gourmet Traveller Wine.