The redoubtable wife of a legendary winemaker once said to me “Rosé! From Pinot Noir! My God, why would you bother?”  I have taken it upon myself never to argue with this particular force of nature when sober.  But it raises once again that perennial question – Rosé, why?

That is unfair.  Rosé justified its place in the world a long time ago, and between the $5 bottles of flowery pop and the $100 Saignees, there are some real gems – have a look at this interesting article from Spiritsman.  And it’s Rosé that I always associate with Miceli.

You don’t go to Miceli for great architecture.  For that you need to head off to Port Phillip or Ocean 8.  You don’t get a sculpture park (Montalto) or even a lake (Crittenden).  What you get is a small car park, and concrete slab and a shed.

Miceli cellar door

Miceli cellar door

But like all wine making sheds it has a certain galvanised charm.  You’re left in no doubt that this is a shed that means business, and the business is wine making.

Inside Miceli's shed

Inside Miceli’s shed

They make a range of wines, named after their children:

  • Lucy’s Choice Pinot Noir – award winning in years past
  • Olivia’s Chardonnay
  • Michael Brut
  • Iolanda Pinot Grigio
  • Rose Methode Champenoise
  • D clone Dry Pinot Rose

all sound, but the pick for me is the Rosé.  For a real Mornington Peninsula shed experience it’s hard to go past Miceli.