2018 Apple Cart Rose
Not to upset the apple cart; but we just couldn't help ourselves! Pinot purists may turn up their nose, but we are tickled pink.
We are very pleased with this deliberately produced Rose. The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness and acidity to showcase the flavours from the vineyard. It was immediately soft-pressed to ensure none of the harsh tannins or bitterness of the skins were removed, and fermented in stainless steel to preserve the bright summery characters of our Pinot Noir.
Fermented dry, and bottled with minimal filtration, the resultant wine has flavours and aromas of tart red berries, pomegranate and cranberry. Its texture is sublime, and it finishes with a gentle trail of ginger and white pepper.
Double Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirit Awards 2018
5 stars / 93 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is vibrant, bright and instantly appealing on the nose showing raspberry, cranberry, rockmelon and floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is finely textured and mouth-wateringly tasty. Beautifully composed and attractively expressed, offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2020. Dec 2018.