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 dry spring delayed vine development by 2-3 weeks, allowing time to open canopies which paid off come veraison. December, January and February brought consistent dry and warm conditions which saw vine development catch up nicely. Yields and bunch weights were a highlight, with fruit displaying beautiful balance. Ideal mild conditions allowed Chardonnay to develop bright acidity and sound flavour ripeness. March brought three small rain incidents, the most significant of which occurred post white harvest. Cool evenings and moderate daytime temperatures with afternoon sea breezes were ideal for gentle, consistent tannin ripening in our reds which maintained dense flavour. Low Marri Blossom presence resulted in the largest netting program since 2019, with bird pressure at a high during harvest. Overall, vineyard plots have shown excellent balance with more fruit and canopy, reflecting vine health and minimal heat stress from a milder season.
95 points, Gold
Very light salmon pink hue, with a savoury bouquet with a trace of reduction, the palate delicate and fresh, refined and tasty with some savoury touches and far from simplistic. Crisp, dry, lively finish and aftertaste.
"Lots to like"
A very well-crafted textural rosé, with mouthfeel and viscosity but finishing dry and moreish. There’s some red berries, a dash of salty, sea air and even a few candied tropical fruits. Flavours are fresh, bright and punchy, and linger long. Lots to like.