2019 Third Reef Rose

$28

COLOUR

Pale salmon

NOSE

Passion fruit, cherry, Turkish delight, rose-water

PALATE

The nose follows through on the palate, This generous rose exhibits approachable subtle tannins balanced with the acidity creating a long lasting impression

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Description

WINEMAKING

Saignee of the grapes with direct pressing on the Grenache grapes. The juice was kept cold before fermentation for 10 days. Traditional fermentation. Numerous gentle racking to stabilize the colour and flavours. Small volume of Grenache was aged in barrels before the final blend

FOOD PAIRING

Delicate fish with white flesh, Japanese sushi/maki, ice-cream sorbet with fruit salad

VINTAGE NOTES

2019 was a bit of a roller coaster of vintage with freak weather events, lower than expected crops and plagues of animals. Winter rains over the Great Southern were steady but lower than average, this provided the vines with some soil moisture to kick start the growing season. A wet August was most welcome and provided plenty of fuel for adequate canopy growth which led into a dry and mild spring finish. Frost hit some low lying vineyards in the Frankland River wine-growing area hard, reducing yields significantly. The weather during the grape ripening into early vintage was more mild than average, with notably colder nights allowing for slow and steady flavour and sugar accumulation to provide well balanced fruit

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2019

VARIETIES
Shiraz 54%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Grenache 12%

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
13.6%

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
6.26 g/L

pH
3.25

RESIDUAL SUGAR
4 g/L

CELLAR POTENTIAL
Up to 4 years.

OAK
Old French oak

MATURATION
8 months in tank, 6 months for oaked portion