Raspberries, rose petals and red cherries on the nose are complemented by a silky texture and balanced acidity. Medium-bodied and light on its feet, our Rocky Road Rosé displays intense forest berries and a satisfying, dry finish, making for a perfect summer drink.
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.
The season started out with a cooler, wet spring which resulted in a lower fruit set for some varieties such as Chardonnay. We experienced above average rainfalls in early Spring, meaning extra effort was required in our organically grown vineyards to mitigate disease pressure. Spring rolled into Summer with long warm and dry days, however a couple of rain events in February and March required extra effort from our committed vineyard team in terms of canopy management and fruit selection at harvest. The Rhone varieties such as Shiraz and Grenache reached good physiological ripeness and show a distinctive spice and grace.