B-Side Rosé 2016

B-Side Rosé 2016

$20.00
Member price $16.00

Following on from the heritage of Maurice O'Shea who experimented with many blends, the B-Side range is the result when Mount Pleasant's wine makers are allowed to experiment, just like O'Shea. In this limited batch range our incredible winemakers are given a free reign to follow their heart and take some risks.

Rosé

2016

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Pale Salmon

Aroma

Intense florals, punchy red berries and ripe orange citrus tones.

Growing Conditions

A wonderful flowering and ripening period saw healthy vines and beautiful crops and canopy balance. Wet weather hit in January which saw the wettest month on record, followed up by a dry February. The vines bravely saw the wild weather through and the resultant hand picked fruit was clean and fresh.

Palate

A textural blend with great length and power, the red berry and orange flavours come through from the nose to create a dry style of Rosé with wonderful intensity, focus and palate weight in a light-bodied wine.

Vinification/Maturation

Fruit was allocated to the Rosé and picked to produce this style of wine. Picked early in the day, crushed and chilled to press, where four hours of skin contact occurred, before the valves were opened and the juice was allowed to drain. This time on skins allowed for lovely blush colour pickup and flavour extraction to occur. The juice was settled, fined then racked and warmed for fermentation, 60% in Stainless Steel and 40% put to wood for indigenous fermentation. After fermentation the wine was blended and bottled without fining.

Alcohol/Vol

12%

pH

3.36

Acidity

6.5

Food Matches

 

Peak Drinking

Best drinking for the next 1-3 years

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