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Minnow Rosé 2016

2016 Minnow Rose-1000x1000

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Harvest Date

2 -22 March 2016

Vineyards

Shadowfax, Werribee

Viticulture

We planted at Werribee in 1998, knowing the deep red soils and were perfectly suited to southern French red varieties. A dry season resulted in an average sized crop, with excellent flavours and perfectly balanced acidity. Our 2016 Rose is a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah, Roussanne and Pinot Noir.

Wine Making

All fruit was hand harvested and immediately whole fruit pressed. Natural fermentation and spontaneous MLF is in old barriques and hogsheads. The new wines remained on lees for fi ve months before blending and bottling in October 2016.

pH

3.50

Titratable Acidity

5.7g/L

Alcohol

13.0%

Press & Awards

Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com
February 2016, 96 points

Residual Sugar

0.4g/L

Colour

Pale bronze with light pink hues.

Bouquet

Potpourri, some florals, spice and a touch of liquorice root.

Palate

A richer, fuller Minnow Rose, reflecting warmth of the growing season. Strawberry and blackcurrant flavours, some spice and wild sage, and a hint of white pepper. Time on lees has added texture to the palate. A very fine framework of tannin adds crunch and length. Wonderfully bright and supremely drinkable, our 2016 Rose is best enjoyed chilled.

Cellaring

Drink now

Food Match

Salty, nibbly things.

Release Date

November 2016