Fresh strawberries and raspberries burst from the glass mingled with layers of vanilla and white chocolate, subtle floral notes and a sophisticated mineral streak. A generous core of berry fruit gives way to an elegant acid structure, length and balance.
93 Points | "Beautifully poised and elegant, the wine shows nectarine, sweet raspberry, lemon peel and subtle savoury notes, together with finely focused palate displaying linear mouthfeel and excellent persistency. Crisp-dry and immediately appealing. At its best now to 2023." - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92 Points | "A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and pinot noir. Delicate flavours of cherry, rose petal and watermelon. Soft-textured rosé with a hint of sweetness balanced by fruity acidity. A charming wine." - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
91 Points | "Golden peach hues and very bright appearance lead to aromas and flavours of apple and apricot, saffron and peach, roses and a soft silty mineral core. Crisp and refreshing with a light saline note, balanced, well made and ready to drink from day of purchase and through end of summer 2022." - Cameron Douglas MS
The grapes were crushed and left to soak for two hours to impart a pretty light salmon pink blush before being pressed. The juice was then cold settled for 24 hours, racked of lees and fermented with specially-selected Rosé yeast strains. A cool fermentation was maintained to keep the delicate colour and vibrancy of the fruit intact. The Pinot Noir component was barrel fermented with wild yeasts to give weight, complexity and texture.
Vineyard: Dakins Road & Cottier
Varietal: 44% Pinot Noir, 30% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc
Production: 7,647 bottles
Residual Sugar: 3g/L