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2018 Rose


Pale pink salmon in colour, aromas of homegrown strawberries, sherbet and savoury herbal notes.  A clean refreshing palate gives way to a tangy uplifting finish.

ENJOY IT WITH             

Thai beef salad, or by itself.

CELLARING                  

Not really, people like their Rose fresh.  It actually keeps very well for about 5 years, with the fruit diminishing after 2 or 3, replaced with a more dominating dry, herbal character and slightly sherry like finish.

More Information

We’ve been making Rose from our Cabernet fruit for many years now and like the dry, herbal characters that result.  This wine is consistently popular at cellar door, and is perfect for warm weather lunches.  Strawberry aromas are typical, and just a hint of savoury fine, dry tannins adds to its interest and food friendly character.

GROWING                   

Estate Grown.  High and dry, clay loam over shale, sometimes exposed.  A lean, warm block that gives it the heat it needs across the growing season to fully ripen and rid itself of any overly-green characters.  Doesn’t like any weed competition, so we need to work hard to keep it happy without the use of heavy herbicides.  A lean vine with small bunches, small berries and a tough, thick skin.   Rosé fruit usually, but not always, picked at the same time as the main Cabernet crop.

MAKING                      

Crushed and left on skins for 1-2 hours before a light pressing.  Wild yeast and a cool ferment.  Tends to go through malolactic fermentation naturally, at this time too.  Sterile filtered, minimal sulphur dioxide.

RECENT REVIEWS         

2017 Vintage – Bronze, 2017 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

2016 Vintage – Bronze, 2016 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show