2022 'the social' Rosé
Made from 100% Shiraz grapes specifically harvested at the perfect baumé level and ripeness for Rosé. Dry in style but with good body, delicate strawberry and raspberry notes it’s ideal as a chilled sundowner and a highly versatile, lighter style red wine.
Aromas & flavours of Cranberry, raspberry, strawberry with a savoury finish
Crisp salads, lighter meats like pork, lamb and chicken
900m above sea level, basalt soils
12.5% alc/vol. 7.45 standard drinks
Harvested by selective machine early in the morning and taken off skins within 3 hours. The freerun juice was separated and used for this Rosé. The juice was settled for a few days to clarify, before being inoculated with an aromatic yeast strain to express the berry and floral notes of the juice. Fermentation took about 21 days to complete, and the wine was racked and sulphured straight away to keep it light and refreshing. The wine was fermented dry with an adjustment of 1g/l of residual sugar prior to bottling.
Pictured : The Rosé harvest in process just before dawn. Selective harvesters are used to pick the grapes quickly in order to transfer the fruit to the winery to remove skins in as short a time as possible.
A classic example of the refreshing red fruit and savoury flavours that come from 100% cool climate shiraz. The fresh acidity and tangy red berry flavours will allow it to cut through and compliment any lighter dishes with fruit flavours, acidic, or salty elements. Mussels, oysters, fruit salads with berries, salsas and light pork dishes all have the ability to pair well.
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