The rosé at Bondar is more than an afterthought. It is put together from 3 sites of primarily old vine Grenache on sandy soils. Around 1/3 is from Bondar's own 50yo vineyard in Blewitt Springs, which is fermented at moderately higher temperatures in old oak, to build some weight and complexity. The rest is sourced from growers in the Vale and is fermented cool and crisp in tank, to add brightness and drive. The result is a beautifully dry and refreshing wine, but also slightly savoury and mineral, with plenty of food-friendliness to it.
Classic style, and all just so. Redcurrant, raspberry, rosehip, a light chalky grip, balanced acidity, dry and crunchy, but also has some gloss and glide. Finish is long, with a subtle savoury twist. Delightful.