Picked as a Rosé to achieve the ideal balance of sweetness, acidity and flavour resulting in an enticing contemporary style. Savoury and spice aromas with a crunchy taste of red currants and refreshing watermelon candy.
Colour: Light-medium salmon hue
Aroma: Savoury and spice with layers of watermelon and cranberry notes
Palate: Crunchy taste of red currants and refreshing watermelon candy
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Analysis Lab: Alc/Vol 12.6%, Acidity 7.9 g/L, pH 3.15, RS <1.01 g/150mL glass
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °
Vinification: Harvested utilising a destemmer in the cool of the morning, processed quickly to minimise skin contact. Tank ferment stopped at 3g/l residual sugar to provide depth to the palate.
Vintage Conditions: Good winter rains set a positive start to the growing season with ample soil moisture and no frost events. The cooler conditions delayed vine growth and flowering was later than average. Fruit set was influenced by the cooler season and some varieties yielded below average. The cool & mild conditions continued throughout and subsequently delayed harvest giving the fruit ample time to develop delicate flavours.
Vine Clone: CW 44
Harvest Date: March 29, 2023