Production: 176 dozen
Colour: Rose Gold
Aroma: Strawberry nougat and crème fraise.
Palate : Opulent yet dry this rose has lashings of raspberries and peaches alongside savory nuances from barrel fermentation. A fresh bright acidity makes this a perfect easy drinking wine style especially when the sun is shining.
Vinification – Red wines 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. Bottled in July 2023. Shiraz- 43%, Cabernet Sauvignon- 35%, Malbec- 14% and Cabernet Franc- 8% Alc. 12.9%
Harvest – Shiraz 5th April, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc 11th April
Viticulture: The vineyard is grown naturally using organic biological principals. No use of herbacides and creating biodiversity through multi specie cover crops. Canopy management is vital, hedging, leaf plucking and fruit thinning are used to control exposure to sunlight, increase airflow and further our effort to deliver perfectly ripe, balanced grapes to the winery.
Vintage 2023 9/10: Winter was cool and long here in Margret River with even a few frosts that are very rare. This helped with dormancy and pruning could be done in a timely manner. It stayed cool all the way through till the end of November pushing budbreak and flowering back up to 3 weeks on last year. By the end of November the weather was perfect without a drop of rain till 3rd of March. Warm but not hot conditions with temperatures around 30 degrees helped things catch up from the late spring. No Marri blossom has meant there were a lot of nets on and off protecting fruit from birds as it ripens. Yields were higher than the previous two vintages and the overall quality of fruit is exceptional.