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2016 Rosé

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of blood orange, candied cherry, rose petal and sweet vanillin. Complex and creamy on the front palate with flavours of citrus, vanilla, and melon lead into refreshing acidity and a slightly spicy and textured finish. A wine we cannot get enough of !!!

Winemaking

Rosé is a delight and a challenge that we savour every vintage in the winery. We utilise the Shiraz varietal (increasingly used in Provence Rosé), a renowned brute when produced as red wine. However, with the greatest of care and delicacy, we whole-bunch press the Shiraz to extract its elegant citrus fruit flavours and acidity found in the flesh. Then with a little more force, we extract the slightest of salmon colour and spiciness that resides in the skins. The juice is then transferred to oak barriques (a very small amount new), for a cool and slow fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The ferments are carefully monitored and aerated to provide a healthy ferment to which we do not otherwise intervene. As the ferments slow the barrels are topped full and left for careful and constantly monitored ageing in the cellar, for between 6 to 10 months. When it is determined the wines are showing a balance between freshness and creamy richness the wine is carefully blended and bottled.

Finer Details

Vintage: 2016

Region: Heathcote

Micro-Region: Colbinabbin

Alcohol: 13.9%

Style: Racy, Complex and Creamy

Size: 750ml

Closure: Screw Cap

Varieties: Shiraz

Winemaking Style: Progressive

Cellaring Potential: Medium Term

Classification: Single Vineyard