Field Blend Rosé 2021
This wine represents a classic ‘gout de terroir’ or a taste of what the Georges Road vineyard produces. Every variety we grow is brought together in a ‘Field Blend’ to express our terroir and season. This wine is produced in a Rosé style, with a moderate alcohol level, great aromatic freshness, textured palate weight and is eminently drinkable.
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A season of high quality but low quantity. Cooler weather over flowering led to a smaller crop than average in the vineyard. Warm throughout the remainder of the season and with very little rainfall. At harvest time the weather was settled, warm and dry. No issues whatsoever and the fruit was harvested ripe, concentrated, clean and in excellent condition.
We have harvested each of our four varieties (Pinot Gris, Riesling, Syrah and Pinot Noir) on the same day. Each parcel of fruit was destemmed and crushed together before being pressed immediately in a short two hour cycle, lightly, to ensure minimal colour and tannin extraction. Fermentation began naturally, in tank, and the wine was fermented to near dryness. Post ferment the wine was racked onto light lees for a period of time before being filtered for bottling. In keeping with our winemaking philosophy this wine has not been fined or cold stabilised.
All the fruit for this wine was hand harvested across our Georges Road vineyard. The soils are predominantly loam and gravel based. All vines are trained to a 2 cane VSP trellis with row spacing at 2.0m and vine spacing at 1.5m. All fruit is picked into small 10kg bins and processed immediately. Shoot and extensive crop thinning are employed to ensure optimum fruit quality at relatively low cropping levels of approximately 1kg/vine.
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