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WINES

Rosé

Rosé was once only thought of as fruity and not serious; however we take these stunning looking wines very seriously.  Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, with Rosé wines the juice is left with the skins for just a few hours.  Nearly any red wine grape (from Pinot Noir to Syrah) can be used to make Rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for Rosé.



Tasting Notes

Seductive peach colour with subtle notes of nectarine blossom, pink grapefruit and wet stone. The palate is elegant and complex, with textural elements supporting the fine mineral acidity, resulting in a dry finish with incredible length and persistence.

Vintage Overview

Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced less than perfect flowering conditions which resulted in a lower-than-average potential yield. Balance of yield to canopy health was excellent. January, February, and March produced some of the driest months ever recorded with picking beginning in the last week of February and concluding in the last week of March culminating in one of the earliest vintages in the region and also one of the most exceptional harvests we have seen. The warm fine weather through the late summer provided exceptionally clean and healthy fruit, creating the a riper spectrum of tropical fruit flavours, this provided the winemakers with an extensive array of complimentary blending components from which to assemble some fantastic wines. The resulting wines from the 2021 vintage have wonderful fruit concentration aromatic power and defining elegance which are all hallmarks of this outstanding vintage. The elegance and poise seen from the 2021 wines will truly make this one of the most celebrated years for some time.

Vinification

Select parcels of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot were hand harvested in the cool hours of the morning before being gently destemmed to liberate the purest lightly coloured juice without pressing. Fermented in neutral French oak barriques at low temperatures with extended time on lees to give texture and bâttonage was undertaken on select barrels before gentle racking with nitrogen for blending.

Flavour Profile

  • Pink Grapefruit

  • Nectarine

  • Floral

  • Mineral

Technical Data

  • Alc

    12.8%

  • TA

    8.2 g/L

  • pH

    3.12

  • RS

    2 g/L

Harvested 10th - 24 March 2021

Vineyard Composition

Reviews

95 points
This is serious and seriously good; the elegantly fragrant bouquet shows raspberry, red apple, white floral and lemon pith aromas with a hint of flinty complexity. The finely focused palate displays outstanding concentration and flow, wonderfully framed by refined texture and bright acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2024.

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

Varietal FAQs

What is your Reserve Rosé made from

We use Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir from our Estate vineyards to make this wine. We also use seasoned French oak which gives the wine texure.

How much did you make of this wine?

We only made 850 bottles

Is your Rosé dry?

Yes, this wine is made in a dry style, making it a perfect match with food.


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