The Gilberts are synonymous with the best cool climate wines from Mudgee and Orange
For wine enthusiasts, this winery is known for offering some of the best cool-climate wines – and we could not agree more. With the release of the 2021 Rosé, we decided it was time to celebrate by sharing this fine wine with you. Gilbert Family Wines is located in Central NSW with vineyards in Mudgee and Orange.
Their premium sparkling wines delight while their Rosés and deep reds turn every occasion into a special event.
We have an interesting tidbit for you before you scroll down for the lowdown on the vineyards and tasting notes. The Gilberts also produce a cider called The Goose. If only they could start bottling their talent for the rest of us!
Mudgee and Orange, NSW
Separated by a scenic two-hour drive are the high-altitude wine growing regions of Mudgee and Orange. Gilbert Family Wines work across these two areas to cultivate the very best in cool-climate wines(*1,2). The Gilbert wineries extend over the NSW border as well – to the Eden Valley in SA.
Orange (Mt Canabolas and Nashdale)
Sitting at the highest altitude growing region in Australia is Orange. Gilbert’s vineyards sit at an incredible height of 600 to 1100 metres above sea level(*2). As a result, they experience long, cool growing periods that give the fruit plenty of time to develop.
Mudgee (Apple Tree Flat)
Apple Tree Flat in Mudgee is also a high-altitude site sitting at 520 meters above sea level. The vines grow in a rich clay loam soil enriched by shattered rock and layers of quartz deep underground(*2).
Gilbert Family Wines Rosé, Mudgee and Orange, NSW
Not many wineries in Australia are led by fifth and sixth generation winemakers. Gilbert Family Wines is a family affair with father, teacher and mentor, Simon Gilbert leading the way. Standing proudly next to him is another exceptional winemaker, and his son, Will Gilbert. The Gilbert family’s long heritage was born in 1839 in the Eden Valley, SA(*3). Simon and Will endeavour to create wines to share with friends and family and which are easily paired with food(*4).
The masters of cool-climate winemaking deliver again with the 2021 Rosé(*1). They sourced all the fruit for the 2021 Rosé from the Mudgee site at Apple Tree Flat. The final blend includes(*5):
• Petit Verdot.
• Cabernet Sauvignon.
This salmon pink Rosé has all the hallmarks of a fresh, dry, crisp Rosé(*1,4).
Aroma: Elegant and delicate with notes of grapefruit, strawberries, and red cherries(*1).
Palate: Excellent texture and balance with flavours of strawberry leaves and pink peppercorns(*1,4).
Finish: Sensational length leaving you wanting more(*1,4).
Gilbert Family Wines 2021 Rosé is a brilliant value, with bottles starting at just $20.
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References *1. Summer Hill Wine Shop. Gilbert and Rose Mudgee 2010, best wines from Mudgee and Orange NSW Australia. YouTube video. 2021. *2. Gilbert Family Wines. Our Regions. 2021. *3. Gilbert Family Wines. Our Story. 2021. *4. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2021 Gilbert Rose Mudgee. 2021. *5. Gilbert Family Wines. Gilbert: Rosé Two Thousand and Twenty One. Personal Communications (Curley, J: Gilbert Family Wines).