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 2018: 2018 began well with solid winter rains replenishing the soil from the year prior. The vines had very good vigour throughout spring but with the drying of summer it was kept in check. A couple of light rain events in the new year and cool weather kept ripening at moderate pace before beautiful warm days and sunshine toward the end of summer finished ripening off perfectly. This should be considered a very good year for most growers.
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.