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Colour: Pale bronze with clear rim.
Aroma: Perfumed bouquet of musk, Turkish delight, strawberry, wild raspberry and rose petals. Delicate wafts of brioche, tangerine and glacéed ginger add to the sensory experience.
Palate: Crisp, zingy natural acidity with a creamy yogurt mid palate texture, red berry fruit sweetness is evident with hints of cantaloupe, blood orange with lovely grape phenolics adding further interest.
A great food wine! Well suited to Chargrilled octopus, Spencer Gulf prawns or tuna tartare.
The grapes were picked specifically for rose’ production. The fruit was destemmed and then foot stomped to break up the whole berries to start to release some of the colour in the skins. The must was macerated for 90 minutes before basket pressing to a single Tonnellerie Quintessence Pearle oak fermenter for a wild fermentation. After 30 days the wine was racked to a neutral 300L hogshead for 4 months oak maturation. Frequent battonage was carried out to build texture and mouthfeel. The wine was unfined, however lightly filtered.
Region (GI) : McLaren Vale
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker : Jason Barrette
Alcohol: 13.5% alc/vol
Residual Sugar: 0.1g/L
Bottled 28 September 2020 (400 bottles produced)