Rosé is a wine style that can in principal be made from any red grape variety, however the best examples are made from varieties that have bright red fruit flavours and floral aromas at low ripeness. This allows the production of rosé with lower alcohol and vibrant acidity.
We use handpicked Grenache and Sangiovese for these reasons. We press the whole then ferment the juice to dryness in a combination of stainless steel tanks and old oak barrels using both inoculated and wild yeast. The wine is then stirred on lees to add complexity and texture before an early bottling in time for Spring release.
We think the result is an exciting wine that when served well chilled is perfect for drinking over the warmer months and matches beautifully with a range of seasonal foods.
AROMA: The wine has a perfumed aroma of rose petal, passionfruit and cherry with hints of strawberries, raspberries & cream and fairy floss.
PALATE: An attractive dry style rose with lots of fruit flavour, texture and vibrant acidity. The flavours are primarily cherry and strawberry with notes of pear, grapefruit, lemon curd and gooseberry. The perfect wine for smoked salmon, goat’s cheese and warm days.
VARIETIES: 50% Grenache, 50% Sangiovese.
ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 12.8%, Acidity: 6.9 g/l, pH: 3.32, Residual Sugar: <1.0g/l