simply sunshine rosÚ 2009


winemaker┤s comment:
Skin contact with the Grenache has produced a vibrant salmon pink colour. The nose displays ripe, red raspberry on the nose and palate from the Grenache with some plum and spiciness from the Shiraz. Fermented entirely in stainless steel the wine shows excellent mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a touch of residual sweetness on the finish.


 Colour: rosÚ
 Cellaring: 2012
 Alcohol: 13.5 %
 Res. Sugar: 6.1 g/l
 Acidity: 6.59 g/l
 Grape Varieties: 89% Grenache
11% Shiraz
 pH:  3.18
 Sulph.:  34/93 (frei/total)
Vintage Notes:
A mild winter 2008 experienced below average rainfall and spring saw an average flowering and fruit set.
A short burst of very hot weather in early February 2009 produced some leaf burn and fruit shrivel and caused many growers to panic and pick too early which resulted in the loss of fruit flavour. The later ripening Grenache and Shiraz survived this burst of heat unscathed and then enjoyed perfect, mild vintage conditions. The Grenache for this Rose was picked with the express purpose of making a Rose while the Shiraz was added to give some spiciness to the finish.

Your favourite recipe for this wine:
Serve chilled - enjoy in the garden or by the water over summer with spicy, Asian influenced dishes e.g. Grilled chicken served with a chopped Asian salad (finely sliced green and red cabbage, green onion, shredded carrot, bean sprouts ) with mint, shallots, coriander and roasted peanuts. Dress with a spicy Thai dressing of palm sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and fresh chili.