Single Vineyard Rosé 2023
WILD RASPBERRY • PRIMROSE • RED CURRANT
A long cool season produced a crisp dry rosé with a touch of damson plum fruit overlaid by spring ﬂoral detail. 750ml
Appearance: very pale carnation pink, bright
Aroma: pale pink rose florals, primrose, blood orange, red currant, spring flowers, hints of strawberry, wild raspberry, tangerine, talcum powder; delicate, lacy and refined
Palate: delicate strawberry, red currant, wild raspberry, candied blood orange peel; juicy and creamy, light, flinty and delicate; medium weight, delicate floral finish
A cool dry winter gave way to very wet and cool spring in the Porongurups topping up soil moisture, but the chilly periods led to issues with flowering which resulted in crops up to 50% lower than average. Slow vine growth indicated a late harvest, yet the new year brought dry windy conditions, necessitating some targeted critical irrigation. Nets went on early to ward off birds which were hungry due to a poor Marri blossom event. Late March (a week later than the 2022 vintage) saw the first Riesling come in with tiny yields of exceptional quality. Typical sporadic rain events peppered March with some larger ones happening in early April. By mid-April, a week of sunny, warm and breezy weather (perfect for our reds) allowed us to pick fully ripe, clean fruit until the end of the month.
An exceptional year of achingly low yields, giving complex and complete wines of detail and plushness.
The 2023 Single Vineyard Rose was carefully selected to give fresh ripe characters, lifted aromatics, and immediate appeal; to have great fruit sweetness but a dry complex finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Shiraz for juicy deliciousness and 20% Cabernet for structural elegance, carefully crafted via the saignée method (or bleed off) where juice is taken at the crusher/destemmer to oncentrate the red ferment and remove the delicate liquid before it has picked up a too much colour or tannins. This is then cool fermented in a stainless steel tank at 15C with a selected aromatic yeast and rests on lees (grape and yeast solids) for two months before being bottled in June.
- Vintage 2023
- Alcohol 12.8%
- Vineyard 100% Estate Grown
- Varietal Rosé
- Bottling date June 2023
- Region Great Southern, Western Australia
- Sub-region Porongurup
- Residual sugar 0.32 g/l
- pH 3.35
- Acidity 6.7 g/l