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 the 40 year old Fordwich Sill vineyard.
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, so you can enjoy it at its best!
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Vivid, clear crimson-purple; shiraz juice was run off from the must prior to fermentation, giving this rose the kiss of life, and concentrating the shiraz wine, separately made. It has an intriguing touch of spice, and considerable length and red berry flavours on the bone dry finish. James Halliday, Rating 91, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
A brilliant ruby red colour that sparkles in the glass.
A perfumed nose of strawberry, cranberry and milk lollies.
It has alluring strawberry and cream flavours on the palate with hints of grounded allspice thanks to the classic Hunter Valley Shiraz character. The wine has a long soft creamy textured palate and is made to be enjoyed while young.