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Drawing on Estate plantings of Grenache and Mourvedre the fruit is picked early to retain freshness and delicacy, with the grapes crushed and pressed with as little oxygen contact as possible to preserve the fresh fruit characters.
A technique favoured in Provence is then used to increase texture and mouthfeel, by mixing the cold juice (including the pulp and solids) with nitrogen gas briefly each day over four days.
The wine is then racked to produce clear juice and fermented with a specific Rosé yeast at 10/14 degrees for 2 weeks prior to being filtered and bottled.
"Tahbilk Winemaker and General Manager Joanne Nash says: The savoury nuances are undoubtedly from the terroir, along with the clean, fresh fruit characters that are accentuated by the positive environmental impacts across the Estate.
It's always the freshness, the fruitiness and yet the complexity that makes this wine interesting. This certainly isn’t a one-dimensional wine, it offers interest at every turn.
Best enjoyed on a summer day, with a group of friends, sharing a story or two and some beautiful food. That's what rosé is made for – to enjoy with the season and a story."
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Don't Take Our Word For It ...
"Full of life and vitality with white peach, cherry, cranberry, smoked meats, flint strike, peppery rocket/arugula spice and a little sweaty muskiness. Over delivers for the price and appearance. Serious work, with driving acidity offset by good red fruit bursts and a dichotomous dry yet juicy finish. Wants to be poured for seared tuna or beef carpaccio."
Regan Drew | www.vinnotebook.com | December 2022
"Sports the prettiest musk-pink colour, but don't assume this is a particularly sweet or lightweight rosé. It's anything but. Fresh, crunchy acidity provides the basis for a display of striking fruit intensity: cherry, cranberry, acacia, pepper, spice.
A light spray of juicy sweet fruit brings added succulence and length. Seriously good rosé, whatever the occasion."
Jeni Port | www.winecompanion.com.au | November 2022