Two new Fat’n Skinny wines have been released – the 2019 FAT‘n SKINNY ‘Forgotten’ Rosé and 2019 FAT‘n SKINNY Pinot Grigio.
The new wines continue the FAT‘n SKINNY winemaking philosophy of making approachable wines which are light-hearted, full-flavoured and offer consumers an introduction to McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula.
“Our FAT‘n SKINNY ‘Forgotten’ Rosé is a blend of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Garnacha,” said winemaker James Hastwell.
“We wanted to create a fresh and lively wine in a more savoury style. The flavoursome Garnacha adds another level of complexity and ensures that it’s a rosé eminently suited to enjoy with a meal; preferably at sunset overlooking the beach.
“Rosé is no longer the forgotten child of the wine industry. These are wines that have seen a great deal of refinement over the past ten years, much to the benefit of the wine consumer.
“Given we have a number of Mediterranean varieties planted in our vineyard, we are in an enviable position to trial and experiment with a range of blends for our rosé. As a winemaker, it’s a real bonus.”
The new vintage FAT‘n SKINNY Pinot Grigio is made from grapes sourced from a Fleurieu hills grape grower that has a close relationship with the winery. “We have historically sourced our Pinot Grigio from this slightly cooler region,” continued James.
“The Fleurieu (which accounts for only 0.2% of the national crush) is perfect for Pinot Grigio, and 2019 was a good vintage in these cooler climes. Ideally we’d love to make more, but as the fruit comes from a small family owned vineyard, it will always be a limited production. This year we only made 340 cases.”
2019 FAT‘n SKINNY ‘Forgotten’ Rosé (McLaren Vale, SA) is priced at $22; 2019 FAT‘n SKINNY Pinot Grigio (Fleurieu, SA) is also priced at $22.