Production: 20 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 87% Gamay Noir and 13% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate Vineyard
Region: Hockley Valley
Vine Age: 2012, 2015 and 2016 plantings
Soil: Clay and loam with large limestone deposits
Wine Style: Dry
Alcohol Content: 11.2%
TA: 9.7 g/L
RS: 7.3 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 8 – 10 degrees Celcius
Winemaking: Our Estate Rose is made from 87% Gamay Noir and 13% Cabernet Franc. The grapes were hand harvested in early morning with cool temperatures and were then whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press together. The juice is pumped to a stainless steel tank for cold settling and clarification before racking to a secondary stainless steel tank for alcoholic fermentation. With temperature control, the alcohol ferment is carried out at 14 degrees Celsius to maintain freshness and fruitiness in the wine. When alcoholic fermentation is complete, we sulphured the wine to prevent secondary, Malolactic fermentation. Our rose is then racked, we did not protein stabilize or filter before bottling. Our Estate Rose is a very stable wine and we took a minimalist approach to allow for all the texture and flavour to remain.
Bright cherry with a clear hue.
Fresh and lifted of red fruits including strawberry, sour cherry and watermelon. A very fruit driven wine with underlying notes of juicy red delicious apples, ripe pomegranate and hints of creaminess. Subtle floral fragrances lift out of the glass with hints of cranberry and pink grapefruit that round out this clean and focused wine.
The same aromas of fruit on the nose carry through to the flavours on the palate with a focus of strawberry, watermelon and pink grapefruit on the forefront. Secondary flavours will continue to evolve in this young, fruit driven wine. Although this Rose is fresh and fruity there are subtle and elegant floral notes and hints of creaminess along with a tight and focused mid-palate structure. A light-medium bodied wine with an acid backbone that leaves you salivating for more on the long, fresh finish. A great wine to have with light snacks, appetizers and hors-d’oeuvres.