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 provincial style of Rosé showcasing a textural savoury core while embracing the delicate fruit perfume and succulence of its Shiraz base.
A cool, high-humidity 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. Consistent rainfall in January gave our red varieties a timely drink during veraison, while mild conditions allowed for extended ripening, creating beautiful aromatics and fine ripe tannins. 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.
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.
Strawberries and cream - classic nose. Shrill, red-cherried first sip. Crunchy, red apple acidity drives the length. It's clean, crisp and ready for summer.