2018 Sea Urchin Shiraz Rose
2018 was an exceptional vintage for many Margaret River vignerons. Soaking rains in December produced strong canopy growth. Excellent flowering and fruit set followed ensuring good yields. Finally, the cool summer weather enabled steady ripening and allowed fruit from the Wise Estate shiraz vineyard (‘Mazza’s Block’) varieties to ripen with a balance of sugars and natural acids that suited perfectly the vinting of a Rose style wine.
The Shiraz fruit was hand-picked on 3 April 2018. The grapes were destemmed and left for a short period in the press to gain texture and colour.
Post pressing the juice was chilled and settled before a cool fermentation to retain aromatic intensity then left on yeast lees for 6 months to add complexity before filtration and bottling.
A perfect Spring afternoon drink with eye-catching iridescent pink colour. The nose shows roses, lychee, strawberry, spice, candy, pink lady (red apples), toffee apple, red currant, fairy floss. The palate is juicy, creamy and luscious with a textural, crunchy acidity. Again strawberry, watermelon and red fruits.
Great picnic or barbeque wine with grilled chicken, Also matches well to light, spicy Asian cuisine. For something a little different, try the Rose with a dessert of ripe peaches.
- Region:Margaret River
- Alc / Vol:14.0%
- Optimal drinking:Now until 2020