Angove Nine Vines Rosé 2018
This 2018 Grenache Shiraz Rosé has a soft, pastel pink colour, with lifted strawberry, raspberry and cherry on the nose. Crisp and refreshing potpurri and fresh fruit flavours linger on the palate.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove Estate Vineyards as well as premium growers across South Australia. The Vintage was smaller than average as a result of dry conditions in the lead in to flowering. These continuted through the growing season. A careful management of our various blocks ensured we picked the grapes at the optimum time.
This wine is all about expressing the vibrant strawberry of the Grenache with a clean dry palate. Grenache was harvested and crushed early in the season when not much colour is present. It was left on skins for 12 hours prior to pressing. Only the free run juice from this parcel was taken and fermented using a special sparkling wine yeast until almost dry. The Shiraz was harvested a little riper at 12.5 Baume and therefore is much deeper in colour. After crushing, it spends 24 hours on skins prior to pressing with the free run and soft press being retained. The soft press fraction brings structure to the wine, making it perfect with a wide array of dishes. The Shiraz (39%) is fermented dry and then blended with the Grenache. (64%) Harvesting at moderate sugar levels ensures a perfect natural acid balance in the final wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Asian-inspired salad, tapas, or just by itself as the sun slowly sets.