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.
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.
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.
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.
3 – 5 years