Grand Reserve Rose 2018
Our first ever reserve Rose. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes and barrel fermented this is a beautiful pale salmon coloured Rose with gorgeous butterscotch aromas.
4 star Winestate
4 star Bob Campbell
Aroma & Taste
The flavours of the wine compliment the colour perfectly with butterscotch and brioche flavours.
The wine is made from Pinot Noir; vines are predominantly Davis and Dijon clones; the Davis is slightly sweeter and the Dijon a more earthy flavour. The rootstock is Schwarzmann, a very low vigour dwarf rootstock. The vines are planted at high density plantings of 4,200 per hectare and are trained on a two cane system (VSP) with a cane length of only 600mm to maximise flavour.
Wine Making Details
Just 10 barriques (or 250 doz cases were made of this outstanding Rose. Made with the saignee process from Pinot Noir it underwent a cool ferment after 24 hours on skins, resulting in a fruit forward wine with beautiful pale colour. The juice was then pressed directly to barrel (100% old french oak) where it underwent a wild ferment.