The 2020 Rosé showing aromas of fresh raspberries, pomegranate, white pepper and jasmine flower. The delicate and mouthwatering palate is clean and bright with blood orange, wild strawberry and red cherry. The mouth feel is crisp with 15% barrel fermented juice adding to the fine, crunchy texture. The 2020 Rosé has a savoury finish and the moreish, punchy acid length makes this wine the perfect lunch time tipple and summer time aperitif.
A cool spring with windy conditions led to a delay in bud-burst, but the season then saw record temperatures in late December. This was followed by a mild January/February, at the start of harvest we were tracking 10 days later than 2019. This trend followed throughout the season with the final fruit coming in during mid-April. Yields were below average in shiraz and cabernet but healthy crops on most other varieties. 2020 whites are showing delicacy in their aromatics, with fresh natural acidity. The 2020 reds are displaying bright red-fruited fragrance with great intensity on the palate. The resulting wines have an even tannin structure giving depth and longevity with an elegance of fruit.
Sangiovese grapes were de-stemmed, chilled then transferred to press. The settled juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. Once ferment had started 15% was run-off to two barrels to finish fermentation, producing a clean, crisp and refreshing rosé.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy on its own or try with an orange and star anise glazed pork belly.