McPherson Family Series Rose 2014

Region: South East Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 13%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2016
Cellaring: Best to drink now !

A fresh and lively wine, the 2014 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 2014.  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 growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost in late 2013 and extreme heat in early 2014.  Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year. Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour, whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity.

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.