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.
92 Points, #2 of 26 2022 Rosés from Margaret River, Awarded Top Rank & Top Value
Winemaker Virginia Willcock makes this properly dry style rosé from shiraz grown on the estate vineyards. No oak is used. The colour is a very light shade of salmon pink—very pretty—and the bouquet is inviting: savoury, talcy, chalky—happily not all shrill fruitiness. The taste is light and dry, again savoury rather than grapy, a very more-ish, appetising style of rosé.