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Ros Ritchie

52 Crosby’s Lane, Mansfield, 3722

Cellar Door: By appointment

Ph: 0448 900 541

Ros Ritchie graduated from Roseworthy in 1981 and returned home to establish the family owned Delatite Winery. She was the winemaker at Delatite for 25 years. Trips to Alsace and Germany sparked her passion for aromatic whites such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. The Delatite Dead Man's Hill Gewurztraminer became one of the most consistently highly regarded examples of this variety in Australia.

In 2008 Ros and husband. John, stablished their own winery in the area. They lease some Merlot and Cabernet vines at Buller View and in 2009 inherited the Dead Man's Hill vineyard. They also have long term arrangements with local growers and follow minimal fungicide/herbcide practices.

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Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Ros Ritchie Deadman’s Hill Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2013

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2015, verging on off-dry at 8.5 gms/l residual sugar, talcy core of lychee, musk and rose petals with modest viscosity and a touch of gingery spice, varietal with ripe phenolics and fresh orange peel acidity (****1/2)

Ros Ritchie Retief’s Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013

Purchased: Not ($24)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2015, vineyard is south-east of Mansfield, 40% barrel ferment, in a fuller style with a sliver of sweetness, spicy pear, apple and cumquat with rose petal florals, rounded and viscous palate, the tangerine nuanced acidity cuts through the richness (****)

Ros Ritchie Deadman’s Hill Gewurztraminer 2012

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, Ros made Gewurztraminer from this vineyard when she worked at Delatite, varietal lychee, musk and rose petals, fine talcy spine with slight waxiness, the phenolics are ripe and discrete, racy pink grapefruit/orange peel acidity (****1/2)

Ros Ritchie Barwite Vineyard Riesling 2012

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2014 or 2020 if you like it toasty

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, pertumed apple blossom nose, rounded and textured showing pear and apple and flashes of lime and brown spices, fine chalky phenolics and vibrant orange peel acidity (****)

Ros Ritchie Retief’s Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012

Purchased: Not ($24)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, richly flavoured lime and pears with fig and brown spice notes, leesy and rounded with chalky phenolics and crisp tangerine nuanced acidity (****)

Ros Ritchie Cowan’s Vineyard Tempranillo 2012

Purchased: Not ($27)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, fresh cherry and plums with some blackcurrant, sage and olive notes, earthy and medium bodied with vibrant citrussy acidity and moderate chalky tannins (****)

Ros Ritchie Chardonnay 2012

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, crisp melon and peach with some white flower notes, good line with fine pnenolics and a persistent finish, the seasoned French oak brigs some discrete spice and vanilla to the finish (***1/2)

Ros Ritchie Timbertop Vineyard Nebbiolo 2012

Purchased: Not ($27)

Drink: 2019

(GXY) Tasting: May 2014, earthy and medium bodied sour cherry and stewed plums with rose petal and violet florals, moderately grippy chalky tannins and lively acidity, seasoned savoury oak (***1/2)