RoséRosé

Mills Reef

Reserve

Rosé

Gimblett Gravels

2018
Winemakers: Tim Preston & Paul Dawick
Alcohol: 13.0%
Tasting Note

The grapes for this delightful Rosé were sourced from our premier vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district, crafted from Merlot grapes harvested at 20o Brixon 22 March 2018.  

On arrival at the winery, the grapes were crushed and pressed immediately off skins yielding a delightful pale blush juice that was lightly fined with casein. After racking, it was sent to stainless steel for fermentation with selected Rosé yeast to retain the vibrant fruit characters along with excellent structure that this vineyard can express.  Malolactic fermentation was denied, allowing the fruit to shine through. The wine was stabilised, no fining required, filtered and bottled under screwcap closure on 24 May 2018 for early release. 

This single-vineyard Reserve Rosé is crafted in a dry style from premium Merlot grapes.  It exudes lovely strawberry and raspberry complemented with subtle spicy aniseed notes. The palate is textural and full-bodied, with a refreshing finish. Warm and satisfying, enjoy on its own or with food.

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