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.
2017 started well with good flowering giving us hope of a good cropping year after the small 2016 vintage. It ended slowly and as with any vintage changing many times along the way. March arrived as did the rain causing everyone concern thankfully not as heavily as some other areas. The weather cooled heading into April but the sun came out and slowly reds ripened and now picked and in tank looking good with many excellent parcels throughout all varieties. 2017 was a long and interesting vintage, fruit staying on vines many weeks later than previous years creating great flavour development.
3 – 5 years