McPherson Family Series Rose 2013

Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 13%
Best Consumed: 2013 - 2015

A fresh and lively wine, the 2013 McPherson Rose is vibrant fuchsia in colour with a lovely perfumed nose of raspberries and strawberries.  The fruit intensity on the palate is evident, with underlying hints of musk and mint completing the wine.  

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Rose was harvested from our vineyards during March 2013. 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, thus keeping the wine fresh and vivacious.

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry – the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality and magnificent, vibrant colour in the reds.

Food Recommendations:

With excellent length of flavour, not only is the Rose fun and easy to drink, it also compliments a vast array of dishes.  Try it with spicy Thai noodles, as an aperitif with antipasto, or simply serve very cold on a hot summer’s afternoon.