Perfumed, leafy and red berry aromas.
Layered, pulpy but refreshingly dry palate with a lovely talcy texture that is enhanced with the wine being served chilled.
Drinking beautifully now, or over the next 2–3 years.
A serious and seriously good Rosé that is new to the Metricup Road range in 2020. Perfumed, leafy and red berry aromas lead into a layered, pulpy but refreshingly dry palate with a lovely talcy texture that is enhanced with the wine being served chilled. Fantastic drinking over the 2020–21 summer with the classy style of this wine likely to be even better the following year.
Picked as cold as possible and later than all our other white varieties at peak maturity – at the height of flavour development but lowering acidity was critical for this variety and style. The cold juice was quickly extracted from the must to avoid longer than necessary skin contact with subtle oxidative handled utilised without the use of SO2. The cold must was drained via an airbag press with the liberated free-run juice fraction being kept separate. This juice was allowed to settle overnight before being rough racked off heavy solids the next day to produce a slightly cloudy juice ready for fermentation – with the aim of contributing a touch of complexing savoury aromatics and texture to the final wine whilst also preserving primary floral aromatics that Pinot Gris is renowned for. 15% was fermented in used French oak 500L puncheons. Following ferment, the wine was chilled and remained on yeast lees for 6 months with monthly lees stirring prior to bottling.
Margaret River 100%
- Alc Vol: 13.5%
- TA: 6.07g/L
- pH: 3.33
Cantonese-style stir fry with freshly-caught squid.