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2019 Classic Dry Rosé

A light, dry and refreshing Rosé, delivering an exciting addition to the popular Classic collection. Made from Shiraz fruit grown in the Margaret River Region, this is a provençal style of Rosé showcasing a textural savoury core while embracing the delicate fruit perfume and succulence of its Shiraz base.


Tasting Notes
COLOUR Pale salmon pink. NOSE Opens to reveal a pomegranate and wild strawberry base with lifted savoury lines of mineral oyster shell, turkey and cranberry sauce. Subtle floral tones of violet and rose petal provide a delicate lift with a musk like nuance. PALATE Full fruit body builds from the front of the palate with notes of fresh peach, strawberry and rhubarb, while a low acid profile gives the impression of sweetness though the wine is dry. A fresh mineral finish and light bodied structure contribute to a wine with both vibrancy and finesse.
Winemaker Notes
The Shiraz fruit was picked earlier, at lower Baumé, to retain acid freshness and purity of fruit. The juice was oxidatively handled, then fermented under cool conditions, using specially selected yeast, to produce a wine with a textural and savoury complexity. This wine was made without the use of oak to preserve pure fruit expression.
Production Notes
100% Shiraz
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Now until 2020
Harvest Date
Late March 2019
Stainless steel tanks
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
June 2019
Vintage Notes

A cool, high-humidity start to vintage meant we benefited greatly from precise canopy management to mitigate disease pressure and optimise sun exposure for the fruit. The success of this program enabled us to harvest ripe, clean fruit with slightly lower alcohol and great natural acidity. Mild conditions allowed for extended ripening, creating beautiful aromatics and fine ripe tannins in our reds. Marri Blossom was non-existent throughout the region in 2019, resulting in the largest netting program ever seen at Vasse Felix to protect the fruit from bird damage. Overall, a labour-intensive vintage that resulted in beautiful quality fruit. 

2019 Classic Dry Rosé
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  • 90 points (Special Value Rating)

    2021 Halliday Wine Companion

    Gently sweet red berry fruits hold no hidden bursts of tannins or brambles.

  • 89 points

    The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson

    It fits into the ‘pale and dry’ style but it has good red berried lift and it feels perky throughout. In short, it works well. It feels more white wine than red, as silly as that sounds, but it gives you an idea of its overt friskiness, and its need to be chilled.

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