The Barossa has two Spanish varieties being Grenache and Mataro which have a long history both here and in the EU. Rosenvale believes this area of the world has a few more varieties of interest so we planted our family vineyards with Tinta Cao, Graciano and Tinta Maderia with the sole purpose of making a Rose’ wine. The vineyards are young and on a modern trellis system. We prune for target yields in consultation with mother nature and the vineyard is managed on a Dynamic viticulture system.
The grapes are harvested at the same time based on flavour, acid, tannins with a target of about 12.5 Baume across all varieties. All the fruit is destemmed and pressed in our open cage bag press, chilled, settled, and then allowed to warm with wild yeast starting ferment. At some point cultured yeast is added to finish ferment.
Pale pink and salmon in colour with a wild berry aroma. The palate is dry but with a hint of fruit sweetness on the edge and a glossy mouth feel coats the wild berries, spice and tropical red fruits, balanced on fine acid and generous length.
Cellaring: 2020 Early drinking
Residual Sugar: 2.85g/l