The Duchess Pink Sparkling Rosé 2021
BERRIES • PINK ROSE PETALS • HINT OF VANILLA
Made from rich Cabernet Sauvignon in the traditional method with zero dosage. 750ml.
Appearance: fine bright salmon pink; delicate, brilliant, fine steady bead
Aroma: bright wild strawberry; strawberry shortbread cheesecake, Chantilly cream, raspberry, carnation, pink rose petal, fresh sweet crushed red berries
Palate: fine elegant, sweet red fruit; juicy, delicious, full and creamy, yet long, fine and fresh; fresh, sappy, round; summer berries, red currant, wild raspberries and strawberries; raspberry cane, creamy with hint of vanilla pod
A low yielding year of heavy rainfall in the build-up to the ripening period and close to harvest. The mitigating factor was the warm breeze from the east which helped to dry out the canopy and keep disease at bay. Harvest was early and resulted in concentrated fruit with great ripeness.
Painstakingly hand harvested in early morning, fruit was cooled overnight before whole bunch pressing. Juice was lightly settled, racked to ferment, and allowed to progress at cool temperatures to preserve the aromatics. In late May, the wine returned to bottle for tiraging, fermented slowly and rested on the lees until disgorging in May 2022 with zero dosage (no sugar).
- Vintage 2021
- Alcohol 13.1%
- Vineyard 100% Estate Grown
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Region Great Southern, Western Australia
- Sub-region Porongurup
- Residual sugar <2 g/l
- pH 3.32
- Acidity 7.3 g/l
- Disgorgement May 2022