The 2018 Rosé is unique in that it represents the first Rosé produced from the Turners Crossing vineyard at Serpentine, Central Victoria.
The vineyard itself rests on the banks of the Loddon River some 50km northwest of Bendigo where the soil is typically a medium clay loam infused with a ridge of limestone pebbles that influences a neutral pH across the profile.
Climatic conditions at the site generally include warm to hot days during summer and throughout the growing season with mild night time temperatures just below 200C.
This Rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown at the Turners Crossing vineyard.
The fruit was de-stemmed and gently pressed and then settled for 30 hours before commencing fermentation using Indigenous yeast.
Fermentation was slow which has given rise to a range of fresh berry fruit aromatics.
Colour: onion-skin brown
Aroma: The wine offers a complex array of fresh berry fruit aromatics. Strawberry, raspberry and strawberry bon bon confection.
Palate: Full of these fruit flavours and is balanced by a fine acidity
Ageing: Ready to drink now, but will most likely continue to improve for 2-4 years with careful cellaring.
The vintage: The Bendigo wine region stuck precisely to form for the 2018 vintage, the weather in two halves. A mild, wet Spring led to good fruit set, followed by a dry, warm Summer. Overall quality very high, yields variable.
Food Friends: Pair with bbq or grilled fish, pork or veal dishes and vegetables.