Limited Rosé production 173 dozen from Estate Grown Fruit
Colour: Iridescent pale pink in colour.
Bouquet: Bursting with summer berry fruits with strawberry and raspberry at the fore. This wine smells like sunshine in a glass.
Palate: The palate springs to life with strawberry nougat and a touch of crisp red currents. A bright acidity brings freshness to the brambly fruits to finish refreshingly dry.
Vintage 2021 : The growing season was a mild spring in 2020, with reasonable but not extreme rainfall, which is excellent growing conditions for our vines. Budburst and flowering across all varieties were normal. Crop predictions were good from very early on however a strong cyclone season in the north of Western Australia resulted in increased rainfall and unusual conditions across the region. November was significantly wet but fortunately, in December and January, the region experienced virtually no rain and warmer than average mean maximum temperatures. The cool nights allowed the vines some reprieve from the hot days. As harvest was commencing in early February, the region saw significant rainfall. This rainfall soaked deep into the soils and was great timing for the later ripening Cabernet Sauvignon to have a drink. The Marri tree blossom was ample, therefore there was not too much bird pressure however we still applied the nets to ensure fruit quality. A humid spell increased the chance of botrytis but careful leaf plucking allowed the airflow to improve and our reds progressed nicely into Autumn with some expressive fruit, the tannins seemed to take a little longer to evolve which saw a rush at the end to take the fruit off before cyclone Seroja hit Western Australia on 11th April.
Vintage Rating 9/10
Vilification: Reds were drained off (Saignee) straight after harvesting to minimize colour and tannin extraction. The juice was settled for 48 hrs before being racked clean and inoculated with an aromatic yeast in stainless steel. 25% of the juice was barrel fermented in old oak to bring texture.
Cabernet Sauvignon- 25%
Cabernet Franc- 7%
Technical Data: Alc. 13.5% pH 3.4 TA 6.2 g/l
New Release August 2021