Limited Rosé production 145 dozen from Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
Colour: Strawberry in colour, with salmon / copper hues.
Bouquet: A bright and inviting perfumed nose with lifted red berries and dried herbs.
Palate: The palate starts off lush with red cherry and raspberry followed by dried herbs with a savoury, dry finish. Very refreshing making it the perfect accompaniment to mildly spicy dishes and charcuterie.
Vintage – After a wet winter, the region enjoyed an early start to the season, with warmer than average spring temperatures evolving into the perfect summer growing conditions. Low disease pressure, timely flowering of native Marri trees to keep the birds at bay and little to no rain meant that growers could literally “take their pick” when they wanted. Vintage 2020 in Margaret River was a real treat for viticulturists with the only downside of note being the lower than normal yields across all varieties, resulting in one of the smallest harvests in recent years. Yet here is the silver lining… the lower yields have resulted in exceptional fruit that is physiologically ripe and shows divine concentration of aromas and flavours. While the 2020 vintage from Margaret River will be in scarce supply, it will be a very special vintage to look out for.
Vintage Rating 9/10
Harvest – Red grapes harvest was March 13th and 27th . The Cabernet Franc was picked March 13th.
Vinification: Produced from the saignée juice of all our red wines with the addition of the free run Cabernet Franc press. The juice was cold settled and transferred to 20% preloved French oak barrels and 80% tank where wild yeasts went to work. Lees stirring has added texture and the wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling. The Rosé was bottled 14 August 2020 to ensure retention of the fresh fruit characteristics. Made to drink now.
Technical Data: Alc. 13.9% pH 3.4 TA 6.2 g/l
Awards and Reviews:
New Release August 2020