Varietal percentage: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Nebbiolo
Picked: March 2021
Average brix: 22.0
Winter 2021 was the wettest winter we had seen in 10 years, slow steady rains helped to penetrate the soil and provide good moisture to the vine roots. Vine health was high and vine growth very strong which provided some extra pressures in terms of vine management. The steady rain stopped and we had a cooler than usual summer which meant the vines spent more time in the optimal temperature range for flavour and phenolic development (between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius). These ideal conditions resulted in what winemakers refer to as a ‘vintage year’, where optimal conditions result in high quality and reasonably high yield. The last time we saw such great conditions was in 2002.
This rosé has been made from selected Sangiovese and Nebbiolo vineyards that are noted for producing soft, delicate and fruity styles of wine. The fruit was machine picked, crushed and left on its skins for 8 – 9 hours. After pressing, the juice was then slowly cool fermented at 15˚C to retain fruit aromatics and freshness.
Fermentation vessel: stainless steel
Fining agent: skim milk and isinglass
Type of oak: nil oak used
Filtration: Crossflow filtration
The wine is soft pink in colour with salmon hues, highlighting the Nebbiolo component in the wine. The nose exudes strawberries and raspberries with subtle herbal and cherry undertones. The palate is dry and crisp with fresh raspberry and cherries carrying through to combine with clean acidity and soft gentle tannins. We have added a slightly larger parcel of Nebbiolo compared to the previous vintage which contributes to a long and persistent finish and refreshing, creamy texture. Enjoy in the sunshine with an antipasti plate and good friends.
Alcohol: 12.5% Alc/Vol
Acid: 6.34 g/L
Bottled: May 2021
Released: July 2021
Residual sugar: 0.67 g/l