Reviews of GiGi Rose
Wine Orbit - 4-5 stars
Rating: 92; Drink By: 2020; Price: $20.00; Date tasted: Nov 2018; Alcohol: 13.5%
It is beautifully ripe and nicely lifted on the nose showing raspberry, nectarine, apple and floral characters with a touch of spice. The palate is succulent and rounded with bright fruit intensity and fine texture, backed by crisp acidity, finishing long and pleasingly dry. Immediately appealing and delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2020. Nov 2018.
100 dozen made
2014 GiGi Grenache Rosé
James Halliday's wine tasting note
Rating: 94; Drink By: 2016; Price: $19.00; Date tasted: 16 February 2015; Alcohol: 13.5%
A 90/10% blend of grenache and mourvedre; hand-picked and sorted, lightly crushed, 24 hours skin contact, basket-pressed to tank for 6 months on fine lees for mlf.
The blend works very well, with energy and drive, the finish prolonged by crisp acidity.
100 dozen made
Philip White - InDaily
You won’t find Grenache like this in Burgundy, the Adelaide Hills, or anywhere near Port Phillip Bay: this is the best of McLaren Vale, which increasingly looks like it’s capable of making the best Grenache in the world.
While this variety can make the simplest sweet bubblegum pinks if cropped too high and made too dumb, this Gi Gi’s nothing like those, either.
It has the slightest reek of raspberry fruit gels or jujubes, and some crunchy maraschino cocktail cherries, but that teasing naughtiness slides in below the acrid reek of summer dust at the top end, and at the other end, the basement, the creamy complexity of a languid ferment in appropriate French oak with some lees and a dab of that comforting yet elegant texture the Chardonnay shows.
It’s more a white wine than a red one. It has a delightfully sensual creaminess, very little tannin, and a firm but unobtrusive acid spine.
This is the best rosé I’ve seen from the Vales in years, and one of the better Grenache wines of any type. Which makes that price look very small indeed.
Use the rest of that sourdough, but smothered in smoked salmon with capers and a light horseradish cream; the lemon sliced, not squeezed. Stunning.
Closure: Screw cap
2013 GiGi Rose
Jeremy Pringle - Wine Will Eat Itself
It ain't pale. Ruby red in the glass with a great deal of presence. There's 10% Mourvèdre in the mix, complementing the Grenache.
Rather floral with raspberries, red apples and peppery spice joined by an attractive earthiness. It has body and texture with shape maintained by enlivening acidity and chalky tannin. A pleasant level of fruit sweetness. Will stand up to bolder flavours when paired with food. Walks to the beat of its own drum.
Region: McLaren Vale
Tasted: February 2014