2020 Limited Release Rose
Rose, as a wine, has certainly gained prominence in recent years with consumers. The darker, sweeter versions have given way, though, too much tighter and drier styles that reflect real elegance and style. We chose Grenache to be the basis of our Rose in 2020. Our Estate Grenache Rose was sourced from Block 1B-N (12.53 acres) and Block 4A (3.38acres). Harvested earlier than the fruit destinated for our Limited Release Grenache, it was crushed and left on skins for 48 hours before the required volume was drained and settled for ferment. At this point, the juice is basically treated as a white and fermented quite cold at 57F for 31 days. Yeast selection is critical and we utilise a specific strain that focuses on fruit retention and aroma enhancement.