It was a good season for Rose; we had warm days and generally coolish nights which suited the Tempranillo we sourced from Frankland as well as from the Perth Hills. Several different parcels of fruit were selected for the Rosé, then made using different winemaking methods; the early picked fruit (some handpicked & some machine harvested) was crushed and pressed with a short time on skins to pick up some colour in the juice. Some riper picked fruit was handled by the ‘Saignee’ method; the juice being drained from the crusher with just a hint of colour and then fermented at cool temperatures, along with the first portion, to dryness. We’ve bottled this wine early so as to maximise all the delicate fruit flavours.
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Colour: A very attractive pale dark pink.
Aroma has gorgeous cherry fruit aromas with light floral notes..
Palate: has delicate, fresh cherry fruit flavours on the palate with a hint of spice and savoury characters. This wine has a beautiful palate weight and great mouth feel; it has a lovely textural quality while still having a dry finish with the tiniest hint of tannin astringency. Like the Rosés from Provence in the south of France, this is a superb wine that can be enjoyed on its own but is definitely good to serve with food.
Best enjoyed as young wine.
Cellar Potential: Best consumed while young 1 – 2 years.