Shoreline Rosé 2017

$24.00

Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12. Mixed 6 packs or dozens OK.

Blend
Sangiovese (88%), Mammolo (12%)

Season
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.

Viticulture
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.

Winemaking                                                                                                                
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.

Taste
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!