The Hedonist 2011 Sangiovese Rose $18
This might just be the year of the root vegetable, all those fancily coloured carrots and beets showing up in stores and on restaurant dishes. This salad has gone straight to the recipe folder, its supreme earthiness so instinctively enhanced by the spices and sweetsour tension in the dressing. This rosé, from a biodynamic Mclaren Vale winery, sits seductively beside this dish, pale musk-stick pink but dry and savoury with just a subtle note of fruit sweetness in the background. No screamingly loud sugar here – this is a sophisticated display of the pure and natural.