2021 Rocky Road Rose
Our 2021 rosé combines great freshness and lightness in a wine that is still complex and satisfying.
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 rose’ displays intense forest berries and a satisfying, dry finish, making for a perfect summer drink.
The Shiraz fruit was picked in the cool, early hours of the morning from our Calgardup Brook Vineyard. It was gently pressed to tank and a slow and cool fermentation was encouraged followed by an extended time on fine lees over the winter months. Bottled in September and just in time for 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.
All white varieties show fragrance and vineyard characters with perfume and aromatic lift combined with elegant textures and fine acid lines.
The Rhone varieties such as Shiraz and Grenache reached good physiological ripeness and show a distinctive spice and grace.
The 9th of April marked the end of harvest with Cabernet Sauvignon from our Hazel’s Vineyard being picked in early hours of the morning and showing fragrance and an elegant tannin profile in true Claret style.
Varieties: 100% Shiraz