2007-Rose

2007 Rose

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Product Description

The nose exudes candied strawberry and raspberry fruits, with lifted fresh watermelon, underlying creamy barrel ferment characters and assorted spices including cinnamon and clove. But make no mistake, it finishes dry. Silver Medal- Royal Adelaide. “We opened 24 different rosés (as you do) and this was a runaway winner. You`ll find lovely sweet berry aromas and delicious fruit and spice, with hints of barrel-ferment character, on the bone-dry palate. Perfect with Lebanese dishes. $20.” Windsor Dobbin, wine, food and travel writer for the Sun Herald

TECHNICAL NOTES
Awards: Silver Medal, 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Hobart Wine Show, 87 Points, James Halliday`s 2009 Wine Companion
Colour: The wine has a pale cherry red colour, with a pink tinge.
Bouquet: The nose exudes candied strawberry and raspberry fruits, with lifted fresh watermelon, underlying creamy barrel ferment characters and assorted spices including cinnamon and clove.
Palate: The palate is seamless with a plush round mouth-feel and a pleasing dry finish.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: 78% stainless steel and 22% barrel fermented, left on lees for 10 weeks to gain palate weight and mouthfeel. 4% of the Merlot was hand harvested and carbonically macerated for 5 days before being pressed and barrel fermented to add raspberry fruit to the nose.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2007 to 2008; Suggested maximum 2010.
Oak Treatment: 22% barrel fermented with 4.5% new French oak, matured on lees for 8 weeks.
Serving Suggestion: Serve lightly chilled and enjoy on it’s own, as an aperitif or with spicy Asian dishes.
Alcohol: 13.6%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/L
pH: 3.26
Acidity: 5.4g/L
Harvest Date: March 2007
Bottling Date: June 2007