2021 Signature Rose
The Rosé, as a wine, has certainly gained prominence in recent years with consumers. The darker, sweeter versions have given way, though, to much tighter and drier styles that reflect real elegance and style. We chose Grenache to be the basis of our Rosé in 2020.
Our Estate Grenache Rosé was sourced from Block 1B-N (12.53 acres) and Block 4A (3.38 acres). Harvested earlier than the fruit destinated for our Limited Release Grenache, it was crushed and left on skins for 24 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 57°F. for 31 days. Yeast selection is critical and we utilise a specific strain that focuses on fruit retention and aroma enhancement.
Note the pale colour that maintains some of the pigments (anthocyanins) from original skin contact. Certainly a wine for all seasons, enjoy this chilled on its own or accompanied by dishes that suit similarly dry white wines.