"The Gamechanger" 2018 Rosé
A CLASSIC DRY STYLE, BARREL FERMENTED ROSÉ
"The Gamechanger" Rose is a 50/50 blend of Hunter Valley Shiraz and Tempranillo grapes from family vineyards in the heart of Pokolbin. Vegan friendly.
A pale pink hue with a light strawberry and savoury nose, an earthy palate and a long, dry finish.
Great with Thai cuisine, spicy food, salads, seafood or simply sunshine and great friends.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF:
The Shiraz was hand picked early in the morning in February, destemmed and crushed before staying on skins for four hours. The juice was then drained and cold settled for 48 hours and racked off to nine year old oak barrels. Fermentation temperatures were kept around 20°C to retain fruit flavour and freshness in the wine.
The Tempranillo component was picked in late February, crushed and then drained after five hours. It was also cold settled before being racked off to 10 year old barrels. Both wines, after trouble free ferments, were left on gross lees for three months for added texture prior to blending. They were then blended and fined using vegan friendly finings before filtering and bottling.