At Willow Bridge we like our rosé to be chock-full of red berry fruits and we simply aren't that cool so still want ours to have a colour which reflects this - making it almost as exciting to look at as it is to drink. Of the red varieties we grow in Geographe, we believe that Sangiovese and Tempranillo are the most suited varieties for achieving those berry fruits whilst also giving the wine an earthy, sophisticated edge. A bit of Merlot helps to pump up the juiciness. For each variety, after crushing the chilled juice was kept in contact with the skins for up to 24 hours to achieve the desired colour before being pressed off skins. The different varieties were blended to style as juice. The ferment was allowed to start naturally in tank for texture and complexity before overseeding with a cultured yeast and cool fermented to dryness to preserve the fresh-fruit purity. The wine was allowed three months on yeast lees to build texture before bottling in June.
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Winery Tasting Notes
Pale flouro pink with some orange hues.
Soft fuzzy peach and golden nectarine seem to dominate now. The normal mix of lavender and Turkish delight are there also.
The characters from the nose are all there, but with a big dollop of fresh creamy texture and some forest berries also. There is a sub-plot of mushrooms and earthiness and some flinty minerality shows on the finish along with a hint of super-fine nutty tannin. balance the juicy sweetness on the finish leaving the palate ready for more.
We like to drink it young and fresh - within 2 years of vintage, but hey - if you like more savoury styles, please cellar it for a few more.