Aromas of strawberry and raspberry are accentuated by the red currant, raspberry and spicy cherry flavours. With a refreshing crispness and dry finish this is an easy drinking summer wine.
Sydney International Wine Competition 2014, TOP 100; Riverland Wine Show 2013, GOLD & Trophy "Best Rose"; Australian Inland Wine Show 2013, GOLD; International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013, Bronze; Perth Royal Wine Show 2013, Silver; Royal National Capital Wine Show 2013, Silver
The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove Estate Vineyards as well as premium growers across South Australia. The Vintage was "almost perfect" with good spring rains followed by mild summer conditions & a rainburst in mid February that refreshed the vines. Great for the lifted aromatic varietal expression one expects with the fruit dominant wines such as this rosé. Longer than usual maturation resulted in a relatively late harvest starting in March. A relatively calm harvest occurred during the cool nights of early March. The parcels were kept separate and crushed into rotary fermenters where they were cooled to 10c. After about 24hrs on skins they were gently pressed & clarified. Innoculation with yeast specially selected to enhance the fruit flavours followed & the juice was cool fermented until almost dry. The wine was then stabilized, blended & clarified before bottling in Angove Family Winemakers quality accredited bottling facility.
Food Pairing Notes
A dry ﬁnish lends the wine to food, matching any grilled ﬁsh or meat & the juiciest tomato basil & mozzarella salad, dressed with balsamic vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.