The colour is a pale salmon pink with a copper hue. The nose displays lifted aromas of cranberries and cherries complemented by a subtle fragrance of crushed jasmine and elderflowers. Strawberries and sour cherries abound on the palate with extended time on lees providing lovely texture and a refreshingly dry aftertaste.
Vintage 2019 required meticulous vineyard management as a result of cooler than average temperatures, wet conditions and low sun exposure. Careful canopy management, precise picking decisions and accurate fruit sorting were essential for producing high quality wines. The Marri trees didn’t blossom and the birds were hungry resulting in a lower than average yield despite our extensive netting program. Smaller canopies in our dry farmed vineyards and regular leaf plucking enabled us to pick ripe, clean fruit and produce whites with excellent purity and great natural acidity. Reds benefited from the long ripening season showing elegant tannins and great aromatic lift.
Our 2019 Rosé is from the 100% Tempranillo grapes from our Hazel’s Vineyard in southern Margaret River. The fruit was hand-picked and gently whole bunch pressed to tank. Here a slow and cool fermentation was encouraged followed by an extended time on fine lees. The wine received a small amount of sulphur and a light filtration before being bottled in spring.