2018 Winter Garden Rosé
Region: Clare Valley
Varietal: Malbec 100%
Colour: Salmon pink.
Nose: Lifted aromas of dried herbs, red cherries, and strawberries feature strongly.
Palate: Flavours of ripe cherries, dark fruits, and savoury nuances. Crisp, almost dry, and utterly delicious, its tightly wound yet balanced acidity teaming perfectly with its subtle textural edge.
Winemaking: A new and exciting addition to the portfolio made from a single block of Malbec in the Watervale district. The fruit was harvested at 12.5 baume during the cool early morning, crushed and allowed only one hour’s skin contact to pick up some faint colour and a delicate savoury edge. The cool three-week ferment was stopped at three grams residual sugar to provide delicate texture to the palate.
Cellaring: Best enjoyed whilst young, vibrant and fresh with family or friends, it will further improve with three to four years of careful cellaring.
Food Pairing Suggestion: A grazing plate loaded with charcuterie, rustic terrines, and manchego.