ROSÉ Les Terrasses 2017
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 cooler season, with slightly higher than average rainfall. Even bud burst without frost issues. Cooler weather over flowering set a smaller cropload. Good settled weather until harvest time when increased rainfall meant selective picking was necessary to ensure a balanced and healthy crop.
The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from our Syrah block where the fruit is grown exclusively for Rosé. 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. 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.
91 points Cameron Douglas
★★★★★ 5 stars Raymond Chan
★★★★ 4 stars Winestate / Michael Cooper
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★★★ 4 stars Raymond Chan
★★★★½ 4.5 stars Michael Cooper,
Best Buy Rosé in 2015 Wine Guide
92 points Bob Campbell
★★★ 4 stars Michael Cooper
★★★ 3 stars Raymond Chan