Summary: The Hero of Zero wines are hand-crafted from the best quality fruit sourced from premium vineyards across South Australia, including McLaren Vale and the Barossa. With meticulous handling in the vineyard and winery, the pristine fruit will have less exposure to anything harmful that may normally require the addition of preservatives. Our wines are crafted to be brightly coloured, exotically fragrant, full-flavoured and critically, they sing without the addition of preservatives. Perfectly suited to many cuisines, these wines are also crafted to ensure they are suitable for Vegans.
Winemaking: Healthy and problem free fruit is selected in the vineyard and then picked in the cool of the night and then rushed to the nearby winery for a fast and focused vinification. Fermentation is cool in a closed static fermenter before a short maturation on lees and bottling. The resultant wine is then consigned to large steel tanks (charmat method) where the wine undergoes steady carbonation and sealed under cork.
2021 Vintage: If 2020 was all about the heat, then 2021 will be remembered as the wet season. In many parts of Australia, it was unseasonably wet but not at critical times as to do damage to the growing season and the ripeness of the grapes. In fact an even ripening was achieved between dry and rainy spells and the ensuing fruit quality was excellent. For once, yields were up making 2021 a bumper harvest.
Tasting Note: Freshly bottled and bursting with juicy red berry aromatics, this is everything you want from a blushing style of Rose. It's charged with strawberry and vanilla pod aromas and this is conveyed onto the palate that makes you want to chill it immediately and serve poolside with a cheese board.