2017 Vigna Cantina Rosato di Sangiovese (rose)

A beautiful companion to start the occasion.

Estate single vineyard rosato grown in the chilly surrounds of Mount McKenzie in the Eden Valley. Planted only for the production of rosato (rose) which borders our Shiraz plantings.

$25.00

Region Eden Valley, Barossa
Sub-Region Mount McKenzie
Specified Vineyard Mount McKenzie
Altitude 380 meters
Vineyard Practices Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases.
Soil Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Sangiovese (Grosso e Brunello clones)
Age of Vines 10 years
Alc/vol 13.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 2 kg / 2 ton per acre
Oak Treatment 3 months in seasoned French oak barrels.
Total Production 4700 bottles. Hand picked, destemmed into 500kg bins for 6 hours then basket pressed to seasoned French oak for natural fermentation for 3 weeks and a further 3 months maturation before racking and natural cold settling before bottling.
Vintage Excellent winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign for a healthy vintage. Summer was mild to warm with a couple of rain events during January & February helped freshen things up leading into March harvest to produced a beautifully complex, fine & dry rosato with aromas and flavours of herbed fennel, wild raspberries, green watermelon and cherry skins all combining bright lingering flavours with a crunchy & textural finish adding to its cleansing fruit acidity.

Reviews

THE WINEFRONT – GARY WALSH JILY 2017

White cherry, juicy raspberry, a kiss of aniseed and dusty spice. No shortage of flavour, but of a fruity and virtuous kind, all bursting through the mouth, bright cranberry acidity, chalky texture, and a long raspberry laced finish of perfume and sweetness. It’ll be better again with another six months in bottle. Great drink.