VINEYARD: Malakoff Estate Vineyard, Landsborough (Pyrenees), Victoria
WINEMAKING: Single vineyard Nebbiolo roséfrom the acclaimed Malakoff Estate Vineyard. Hand-picked at 11.8 baume, whole bunch pressed to neutral French barriques. Primary fermentation commenced naturally and no so2 was added until just prior to bottling (only 30ppm), thus this rosé saw 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees, in barrel for four months prior to bottling in August 2021.
TASTING NOTES: Rose gold in colour, this vibrant rosé has a complex and delicately perfumed nose punctuated by aromas of summer berries, rose petals, vanilla and cinnamon. The palate is woven with quince and white mulberry characters, delicate salinity and a savoury edge. It has gorgeous mid-palate creaminess and just enough phenolics to tantalise.
PEAK DRINKING: Present - 2023
TA: 6.32 g/L
185 dozen produced
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