|Region||Eden Valley, Barossa|
|Specified Vineyard||Mount McKenzie|
|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|
|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.|
MAX ALLAN – GOURMET TRAVELLER OCT 2017
Dont be fooled by thedelicute hue. This is pink wine with plenty of savoury flavour and terrific tangy, mouth – tingling freshness.
It pairs wounderfully well with char – grilled fish
THE WINEFRONT – GARY WALSH JULY 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.