ROSÉ Les Terrasses 2016
Classic European styled dry and vibrant Rosé. Bright and fresh with aromas of red fruits, watermelon, and violets with zest, texture and length.
About the Vintage
A superb season, very warm and with minimal rainfall. Uniform bud burst, no frost issues, and with great weather over flowering/fruit-set. The good weather continued all the way until harvest and there were no disease or picking issues to contend with. Ideal.
The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from our Syrah block at our Georges Road vineyard in Waipara. Vineyard soils are predominantly loam and gravel based. The vines are trained to a 2 cane VSP trellis with row spacing at 2.0m and vine spacing at 1.5m. A portion of the vines are at 1.0m. All the vines are of the Mass selected ‘Limmer’ clone on a mix of Riparia Gloire, 3309, 101-14 and Schwarzmann rootstocks. Each parcel of fruit is transported on the day of harvest to the winery for processing. Shoot and extensive crop thinning are employed to ensure optimum fruit quality at relatively low cropping levels of approximately 1kg/vine.
★★★★ 4 stars Winestate / Michael Cooper
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★★★ 4 stars Raymond Chan
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Best Buy Rosé in 2015 Wine Guide
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