Light, bright pink. Whole-bunch pressed, the free-run juice is cool- fermented in stainless steel, the pressings barrel-fermented warm. It's expensive to make this way (not a by-product of red wine fermentation), but the result is a high quality rose with great length and a slightly savoury, dry finish. It can be cellared for a year or two if you wish.
Accolades and Awards
2016 Vintage: 95 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "71% cabernet sauvignon, 24% pinot noir, 4% merlot, 1% petit verdot; 50% whole bunch-pressed, the balance of the juice from saignee free-run juice of crushed fruit, ambient-fermented in stainless steel with cultured yeast, the pinot noir portion was wild-fermented and matured briefly in used French barriques. Salmon-pink; a deadly serious rose, very complex in terms of both texture and flavour; exotic spices underpin red and purple fruits. It is a mosaic, with every piece fitting neatly. One of the best roses going around."
From the Winery
Our Estate Rosé is now in its fifth vintage of our unique stylistic venture, adopting and hybridising the traditional Rosé styles from northern Spain and southern France. It is a complex Rosé of serious character and intensity, introduced by enticing summer fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and watermelon with quince and spiced rhubarb suggesting winter fruits.
Underlying savoury notes of mace and cardamom are underpinned by bright fruit freshness. Its weighty textured palate melds with intense cherry flavour (contributed by the Pinot Noir) whilst lingering long and resoundingly due to structure and tannin from the Cabernet Sauvignon, providing framework for carriage of the flavours to a reverberating finish.
Don't Pay: $38.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Paul Bridgeman
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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