A classic provençal style of Rosé known for its pale colour and light, dry elegance. This Rosé is made solely from Shiraz our Margaret River alternative grape, grown in our own vineyards.
A cool, winter-like spring saw vine growth delayed in development. Rainfall in October was significant. A dry and warm summer, with sustained warmth day and night through December, January and February, possibly influenced by another La Niña season, saw a rapid ripening period for all white varieties, with all vineyards harvested in little over a month. Fruit quality was excellent with surprising delicacy and elegance. A low yielding vintage, primarily due to spring conditions over the past two years. Warm and rapid veraison for reds in early February was ideal and saw the Cabernet’s desirable ripe flavours pronounce themselves quickly. Vine health remains fantastic, with fruit quality high and flavours concentrated.
This is a super example of the modern rosé style. Dry and savoury with a beautifully textured, flavoursome light palate. It’s mostly shiraz with some cabernet and a tiny amount of malbec for a little flesh. It’s all been put together in tank and it retains a vibrant lively palate. Ready to go. (V21)
Shiraz rosé has a juiciness to it that I find totally irresistible when executed well – as this has been. This is a vibrant and gorgeous iteration of rosé, and like the Deep Woods Harmony rosé, wildly affordable at under $20. Shiraz has a way of making spicy, berry laden deliciousness in rosé, with a phenolic structure that gives it a bit of chew and bounce as well. Epic. V20