Pinot Roses are the classic Roses of Burgundy - making savoury and spicy wines, naturally lightly coloured and medium bodied, but packing lots of flavour. In Burgundy they usually make their Roses using saignee of their serious pinot grapes, but we’ve chosen to pick a dedicated parcel for a wine showing fresher flavour balance than what you get from runoff.
Pinot Noir Rose
Our 2017 Pinot Noir Rose is made from fruit sourced from the Western end of V&A lane in Coonawarra. The cool 2017 vintage allowed for a longer ripening period, producing a more complex and subtle flavour profile.
The grapes were picked on the 2oth of March, then pressed after 6 hours on skins. A whole-solids ferment at low temperatures was carried out in stainless steel. The free run juice was fermented separately to light pressings before a portion being blended back prior to bottling.
The result is a fresh and bright Rose which shows considerable fruit notes yet delivers a steely dry finish.