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2017 Rosé

  • Weight1.3 kg
  • DimensionsN/A
  • VarietyRose
  • Vintage2017

Vineyard
We dedicated half of our Estate Shiraz block to making this rosé. Grown on 20 year old vines in grey clay with mudstone and ironstone throughout. These vigorous vines were spur pruned with VSP trellising to ensure good fruit exposure to sunlight and airflow. The rosé component was picked two weeks before its red wine sibling, ensuring great natural acidity.

Winemaking
The fruit was hand picked on 11 March and the bunches were destemmed before the fruit was crushed and pressed within two hours. It is this short time of skin contact that has provided the salmon pink hue of this wine. The juice was settled in a tank before half was transferred to ten 300L French oak barrels and the other half to stainless steel, ready for ferment. After a few days, the juice started fermenting (wild yeasts) and once fermentation was complete, malolactic fermentation was encouraged to deliver softness and creaminess. The tank and barrel portions were blended together to complete the wine, with the barrel bringing the textural richness and the purity of fruit coming from the stainless steel component.

Sensory Analysis
Attractive copper pink hue with brilliant clarity. The nose is enticing and more complex than your average rosé with raspberries and cream set amongst smoke, blackberry leaf and fennel. The palate is soft and slippery with a sweet fruited core and a dry, slightly salty finish. The wine opens up in the glass with a little time and becomes even more expressive. This is a grown-up’s rosé.

Volume
548 cases

10% Discount off any Dozen Bottle Purchase or Mixed Dozen
NB: To receive the 10% discount – Either by choosing ‘A case of 12’ Tab or by choosing the ‘Single’ Tab of the same or different varietals to the total of 12 bottles

$25.00

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