Mount Rozier Rose 2020

Rose

Pale salmon pink in colour. A lovely fresh and fruity style Rose. Hints of raspberries, strawberries, white peach and dried apple rings. Some sweet tangerine from the Muscat. Bright aromatics follow through on the palate and are complimented by a fresh acidity that gives the wine a well-rounded mouthfeel. Best enjoyed chilled.

Technical Notes

Grapes were hand-picked early in the mornings, with low sugars and ripeness to make this delicate Rose. At the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and pressed. The juice is then cold settled for 48 hours before it is racked from its sediments and inoculated with a yeast culture to promote aromatic flavours. The juice is cold fermented at 12°C to lock in freshness and ensure an intense fruit bouquet. After fermentation, the wine is kept on the gross lees for 4 months. This practice adds weight and texture to the palate. Just before bottling 2% Merlot were added to the final blend to give this wine its beautiful light salmon pink colour.