2016 Quarram Rocks Rose

$21

AWARDS

Most Successful Exhibitor under 300t – 2012 Perth Royal Wine Show
Most Improved Winery Award – 2014 West Australian Wine Guide
Most Successful Exhibitor – 2012 WA Boutique Wine Show

COLOUR

Brilliant cherry red

NOSE

Lovely lifted floral and perfumed notes combine with red berry and sweet cherries.

SKU: QR-RS-2015 Category: Tags: ,

Description

PALATE

Light, refreshing and vibrantly flavoured. The richly flavoured palate has good weight and fills the mouth with berry fruits and ripe strawberries. Excellent fruit sweetness combines with a crisp finish that lasts in the mouth.

WINEMAKING

Harvesting was done during the cool nights of vintage to keep the fruit in good condition and preserve the flavours and aromas. Some parcels had up to 12 hours skin contact to allow delicate extraction of skin flavours and pressed to produce a deep red rosé juice. Fermented in stainless steel, the juice was kept at 15°C to ensure a slow ferment (to allow the development of desirable flavours and aromas). Fermentation was stopped when the acidity and fruit sweetness was in perfect balance.

FOOD PAIRING

Great Southern King George Whiting with crisp summer greens. The simplicity of the dish lifts the complexity of the aromas in the wine. The light and fleshy texture of the King George Whiting contrasts with the fleshiness of the Rosé.

VINTAGE NOTES

2016 was a mild summer after a hot spring allowing early budburst and then veraison for all varieties. Rain in January slowed everything down and the cold nights gave good flavour intensity. Riesling and Chardonnay were the stand out varietals with great length of flavour.
Pinot Noir struggled with the cool rain events and ripening flavour development. Shiraz from the warmer Frankland region are showing promising character development.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2016

WINEMAKERS
Coby Ladwig

GRAPE VARIETY
Pinot Noir

BOTTLED
July 2016

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
13% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
7.4 g/l

2.90 pH

Residual Sugar
12gL

CELLAR POTENTIAL
3 – 5 years

OAK
NA

MATURATION
NA