Shoreline Rosé 2017
Sangiovese (88%), Mammolo (12%)
The 2017 growing season was long, with a wet spring leading to protracted ripening despite the warm and dry summer. Dry conditions through to harvest yielded beautifully clean and juicy Sangiovese grapes.
Sangiovese is grown in some of the warmest sub-regions of the Canberra District at Hall (weathered granite) and Murrumbateman (red loam over shale). Mammolo, a lightly coloured, fragrant, musk-like grape accompanies Sangiovese in this wine.
Sangiovese and Mammolo grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the morning in mid-March. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, yielding just the barest pink colour in the juice. A moderately cool fermentation was undertaken before preparation for bottling.
The wine is fresh on the nose with aromas of mandarin, cherry, rose-water and spice. The palate is dry, with moreish mid-palate texture and mouth-watering acidity. Great for seasonal drinking with antipasti!