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The 2013 Rosé is the second vintage of this serious, dry style wine inspired by the wines of the Mediterranean. Once again, we used top quality Cabernet Franc grapes grown by Isabel Amaro at Cawston’s Blind Creek Vineyard, a little over a kilometre away from our farm. The top quality grapes were harvested early, on September 17th, to keep both crisp acidity and some of Cabernet Franc’s trademark dried herbal notes. Half of the grapes were whole cluster pressed while the other half were foot trodden and left to macerate for six hours on the skins before gentle pressing. The colour is pale pink. The wine was then fermented to dryness in a combination of old, neutral barrels and a stainless steel tank and then left to age on its lees for nearly four months before bottling in early May 2014.
Not a tutti fruitti or candied rosé but rather a serious, dry, crisp, juicy, refreshing and powerful wine to pair with both food and sunshine. The nose shows savoury lees, dried sage and orange zest along with strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and hints of violet, black pepper and chalk. The palate is dry with crisp acidity and enough body to make it a versatile food wine. Mouthwateringly fresh lemon, lime, strawberry, dried thyme and mineral, leesy flavours linger on a long, fresh finish.