2021 XR Rosé


Tasting Evaluation

Colour: Onion skin with a bronze tinge with clear rim.

Aroma: Perfumed bouquet of Turkish delight, wild strawberry, rhubarb, red apple skin and rose petal with a faint waft of gun flint.

Palate: Fresh, wet stone natural acidity with a crisp citrus mid palate, cranberry with hints of rockmelon, blood orange with lovely grape tannins adding further complexity.

A great food wine! Well suited to Chargrilled octopus, prawn skewers or simple Greek salad.


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: 11.3% alc/vol

pH: 3.23

TA: 7.1g/L

Residual Sugar: 0.14g/L

Bottled 25 October 2021 (582 bottles produced)

143 in stock

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