Why do we love it, you ask?
We are all about Rosé in the warmer months (and every other month). This bright, lively Rosé was created to help raise awareness of breast cancer and to offer support to the thousands of Australian families affected by this disease every year.
James Halliday loves this wine as much as us.
It’s a delicious drop with scents of roses, red berries and subtle earthiness that introduce a dry, savoury-edged palate full of red fruits, a gentle mouth-feel and a long, floral finish. With a portion of all sales going to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, you can feel good about drinking this worthy drop.
This wine is going to make these types of food delish…and vice versa!
The long version.
Impress your friends. Impress yourself.
Central Victoria had one of its coldest winters in some time, with low rainfall. Spring was warm and dry. The vines burst into life in September, with fantastic early season growth and development that was typical of recent seasons. The above average maximum temperatures in October encouraged the vines early development, these warmer conditions continued throughout the latter part of spring and into summer. December was particularly warm and dry, which had a significant influence on the eventual small berries and light bunches that occurred at harvest. January brought isolated storms, helping to maintain vine health through both atmospheric moisture/rain and cooler overcast ripening temperatures at times.
It was the earliest harvest on record, with the first parcel of Shiraz picked on 4 February and the last on 12 February. The Grenache was picked from 8-10 February for rosé. The fruit from 2016 looks exceptional across the board, with small berries, terrific natural acidity, tannin structure and concentration. The winemakers predict 2016 to be one of the best vintages in the region to date.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018, August 2017