Salasso means 'bleeding the juice' in Italian. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented without yeast inoculation in a mix of old French oak barriques and concrete tanks. Once dry, wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling.
This Rosé was made from Shiraz grapes grown at Port Phillip Estate and an additional parcel of Shiraz sourced from the Heathcote region.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Pale, creamy, lightly chalky and of the ‘textural and savoury’ style that’s invariably far more interesting to drink. Summer berries with a suggestion of cool mountain herbs, or some such nonsense, but mainly it’s dry and refreshing, with pitch perfect acidity and a long almost flinty sulphide laced finish. Spot on. Rating 94 - Drink by 2014, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (DEC/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
A deep plae salmon hue.
The nose shows appealing and bright aromas of fresh berries, stonefruit and cream.
The palate is lively, savoury and dry with a base of red fruits, balanced with textural weight and a lengthy mineral loaded finish.