McPherson Family Series Rose 2015

Region: South East Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 13.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2019

Lucie's Promise is a fresh and lively wine, with a lovely perfumed nose of raspberries and strawberries.  The palate displays great fruit intensity with underlying hints of mint, reminding us of Lucie's family garden in the Spring.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Rose was harvested from our vineyards during March 2015.  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

Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario.  In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season.  Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality.

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.