Trophy & 96 Points – Best Rose of Show
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Harvested in the cool of the night, crushed straight into the press and left on skins for approximately 3 hours before a very gentle pressing. Just enough to pick up the lovely red berry and apricot kernel flavours, as well as allowing the perfect salmon pink colour to develop. The pressings were kept separate, then a small portion was blended back in to add structure and mouthfeel. The wine was fermented slowly over the course of a few weeks at 12 degrees in stainless steel to preserve the brightness of the fruit from the Sangiovese required for the elegant style of Rosé we pursue. Fermented dry, racked and earth filtered prior to bottling.
Pale salmon with pink hues, on the bouquet are Strawberries, passionfruit and a hint of
rose petal, The palate is savoury, long and crisp. It has elegance, yet structure. An abundance of summer berries with a tart green apple finish.