FROMM La Strada Rosé 2017

Bob Campbell MW
90 points / 100

“A blend of mainly pinot noir with some malbec and syrah. A dry, spicy and sophisticated rosé, with subtle cherry fruit flavours and a dash of fresh herbs.

Raymond Chan
17.5 Points / 20             

"Very pale strawberry pink colour with a little depth, pale on rim.  The nose is initially light and delicate with fine detailing, showing strawberry, quince and watermelon fruit with subtle hints of red florals and a mouthwatering mineral edge.  The floral fragrances grow in depth with aeration.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has good depth and presence, with flavours of strawberries, quince and watermelon fruit along with floral and mineral nuances.  The flavours are gently mouthfilling and are lifted by fresh acidity.  The palate flows with good linearity along a fine, phenolic-threaded line, leading to a thirst-quenching, dry finish.  Initially shy, especially on the nose, this dry rosé is softly mouthfilling and thirst quenching flavours of strawberries, quince and watermelon along with mineral elements on a fresh, fine-textured palate.  Serve as an aperitif, with canapes and antipasto over the next 2 years.  Predominantly Pinot Noir with Malbec and Syrah, from the Southern Valleys and Wairau, the Pinot Noir and Syrah saignee, tank-fermented to 13.5% alc. and dryness."