Aroma & Palate
Peach, pear, juicy mandarin, viscous
Fragrant & elegant
Juicy Italian-style Pinot Grigio has long been a favourite type of white wine at Secret Bottle, and here's a stellar example from the King Valley, which has long been one of the best Australian regions for this approach. The Tar & Roses style is a little more fruit-forward than usual, showing a wonderfully juicy viscosity highlighted by bright citrus acidity.
A luscious textural wine with mouth filling juicy pear and honeydew melon characters, well balanced, crunchy acidity.Alluringly fragrant with sweet nashi pear, white stone fruit and mandarin fruit flavours, bundled up in bright natural acidity. Hints of honeydew melon dance around the edges. It’s rich, viscous and elegant, a testament to the winemaking prowess of Narelle King. Enjoy it alongside snapper in burnt butter sauce.
About the Winery
No relation to the similarly-named hard rock group - Tar & Roses was named for two characteristic aromas of Nebbiolo, the operation's first varietal and a specialty to this day. The winery's Axl & Slash, as it were, were Don Lewis and Narelle King, and while Don Lewis is no longer with us Narelle King remains the head winemaker to this day.The focus is on Mediterranean varietals, and both founders began their winemaking journeys in sunny Priorat in Catalonia before bringing this what they'd learnt back to Australia. Tar & Roses wines are distinctly varietal and made exclusively from Central Victorian grapes.