Several parcels of fruit were selected for the Rose; some was crushed and pressed with a short time on skins to pick up some colour in the juice. Some riper picked fruit was handled by the ‘Saignee’ method; the juice being drained from the crusher with just a hint of colour and then fermented at ~ 15 C to dryness. We’ve bottled this wine early so as to maximise all the delicate fruit flavours.
Sparklingly bright with a super pretty, very pale pink colour.
Beautifully perfumed with dusty, delicate strawberry fruit aromas and some light, musk-like characters.
A lovely palate with those dried strawberry fruit flavours beautifully balanced by the tiny touch of astringency picked up during its time on skins. Fruity and definitely dry, it has the dusty, savoury characters from the Tempranillo component (63%) combined with the sweet summer berry fruit flavours from the 37% Shiraz. Delicious now and especially over the warmer months.