The Primrose Path Organic Rosé (6pk)
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Summary: Sourced exclusively from fourth generation vignerons, the Grigoriou family who are based in the heart of the dry grown vineyards of the Monash Valley. Here the vines are stronger, healthier and simply put, produce exceptional fruit year in and year out.
Vineyards: These well-established vineyards, up to 30 years of age, are planted in some of Australia’s most fertile soils. At just under two hours from the famed Barossa, the area is rich in nutrients, has a mostly dry climate and receives most of rainfall through Autumn, which is perfect timing. The vineyards have good vigour, so vines are regulated with drip irrigation and planted widely to allow for growth also allowing the air flow to reduce disease pressure and help sustain organic practices.
Winemaking: The fruit for this wine was harvested early, so before getting too ripe in flavour and sugars to ensure fine natural acidity remained in the resultant wine. A short fermentation period solely in stainless steel ensures clean, crisp flavours and minimal oxygen contact. Crafted solely to ensure crisp, fresh fruit flavours are maintained.
Vintage 2019: 2019 will be remembered for the one that failed to produce much fruit. There was a deficit in rain during the summer which made it difficult for growers to make up the shortfall instead having to rely on irrigation. Although yields were down, vines produced fruit with more intensity.
Tasting Note: Rose petal, plum and raspberry supported by subtle garden herb and a touch of spice. A fragrant wine of freshness, purity and drive. Balanced from beginning to end with savoury dry flavours overlaid with alluring sweet fruit flavours. A lovely wine to enjoy with food or on its own.