Grenache Rosé 2016

Region: Victoria
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2019

The Grenache Rosé has a beautiful pastel pink hue which alludes to the delicacy of the wine. The Nose shows lovely perfumed aromas of fresh rose petals and ripe strawberries teamed with wonderful fruit intensity on the palate.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Rosé was harvested from our vineyards during March 2016. The juice was run off the skins early, in order to extract only the perfect amount of colour and then inoculated and fermented cool. This allowed the retention of the summer berry characters, as well as retaining colour and intensity. Post fermentation the wine was fined, cold stabilised and filtered, ready for bottling. The entire process from juice to bottle was less than 6 weeks, keeping the wine fresh and vivacious.

Wine Harvest Notes

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and now quality looks good with a couple of very special parcels that I have tucked away for a rainy day – just Don't Tell Gary....

Food Recommendations:

Serve with Asian or Spanish inspired spicy or seafood dishes. Best served chilled.