Saignée (pronounced sanyay) is a French term that refers to the juice run-off (or bleed) from the soaking red grape skins. This wine was made from 100% Hunter Valley Shiraz grown on our 40 year old Fordwich Sill vineyard. Picked at 0.5 tonne to the acre at full ripeness. After the juice is run-off, it is then fermented and treated like a white wine using controlled cold fermentation temperatures. The wine has had no oak treatment and was bottled early to keep it fresh.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
A top-class rose made using the saignee (partial juice run off) method of 40-year-old estate shiraz. Brilliant crimson-purple; the bouquet and palate are stacked full of red cherry, raspberry and spice fruit with enough power to carry many dishes, and does not fade on the long, balanced finish. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
This 2013 Rose has a brilliant ruby red colour that sparkles in the glass.
The nose shows fresh strawberries and candyfloss with hints of spice.
The classic Hunter Valley Shiraz earthiness character follows on the palate with candied red fruits. The wine has a lingering soft dry finish and is made to be enjoyed while young.