Rosé

2021 vintage

A selection of Grenache from a single block was barrel fermented with minimal skin contact, to create a serious rosé that is dry, textural, and beautifully savoury.

$34.50

Vineyard

C-Block Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect
Upshot: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed & chilled with minimal skin contact | 12 hours cold settling | Racked to oak for natural ferment | Cool fermentation (12-15°C)
Oak: Seasoned | 4 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 12.0% | pH – 3.2 | Acid – 6.7 g/L | RS – <0.7 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 8th February 2021 | Bottled: September 2021 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Strawberries | Red apple peel | Pink grapefruit
Texture: Savoury texture | Dry finish

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Long Coat Chihuahua
Vehicle – Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Musical – French Horn