Shelmerdine Willoughby Bridge Grenache Rosé 2012 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote.

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Grenache is grown expressly for Rosé at our Willoughby Bridge Vineyard at Colbinabbin in Northern Heathcote. With a North to South row orientation, this vineyard is spur pruned to encourage a dense canopy to protect the fruit from the harsh afternoon summer sun. All rows are mulched naturally, this protection at the base of the vines minimises sun reflection and alters the micro climate to make it milder within the vine canopy.

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Winery Tasting Notes

This Vintage was a challenging one with rain late in the season, close attention to disease management and sugar levels was required. A cooler growing season yielded small parcels of intensely aromatic and succulent Grenache, the hallmark variety of the Rosé of Southern France.

Traditional barrel fermentation of seasoned French oak has resulted in a savoury, dry and complex wine with a clean, refreshing finish.

The Winemaking

Grenache grapes were hand-harvested in early March and whole-bunch pressed with no sulphur dioxide or acid addition. The settled juice was then racked to seasoned French oak barriques from the forests of Troncais and Vosges and fermented with indigenous yeasts. At the completion of full malolactic fermentation, the wine was lightly fined, filtered and cold stabilised. The finished wine was bottled under screwcap in August 2012 in order to preserve the delicate fruit flavours.

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The Shelmerdine family has a long history managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each of our estate vineyards is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.

The variety of climates and soil types not only creates a diverse range of wine styles, it requires careful and adaptive viticultural expertise, to bring forth the best from each vine. Hand pruning, hand picking and training all give the vineyard workers intimate knowledge of every slope, and every clone. As is often said, the best fertiliser is the vigneron's footstep.

For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. Our vision is to embrace the honesty of the Australian terroir – the rocks, the soils, and the rhythm of the seasons – which impart their own identity into the wines.

Shelmerdine has vineyards in both Heathcote and the Yarra Valley showcasing the best varieties most suited to each region.

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