2019 Singlefile Great Southern Rosé
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This is a more serious, dry, Provence style rose using predominantly Mediterranean varietals. Separate parcels of Tempranillo (53%), Sangiovese (28%) and Shiraz (19%) were harvested on the same day. They were destemmed and crushed directly into the press with approximately two hours of skin contact occurring prior to a gentle pressing. The free run juice was handled oxidatively and remained on full solids for four days before rough racking and inoculation with a champagne yeast strain occurred. Following a slow cool fermentation, the wine was rested on its lees in stainless steel tank for five months prior to stabilisation, filtration and bottling.
Pale pink in colour, this is a contemporary style of dry rosé; nuanced and delicate flavours of wild strawberries, sour cherries and spices. It is long in flavour with delicate savoury elements. It provides a persistent, textural and dry finish. Best enjoyed chilled.