Heifer Station Rose V16
This variant is currently sold out
Heifer Station vineyard is situated between 860-900m elevation on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. Shiraz and Merlot for our dry rose were planted in 1999 on a high, easterly aspect.
During the growing season the vines are both shoot and bunch thinned to reduce yield. The result is a small but quality crop of around 5 tonnes per hectare. Fruit was picked in mid/late March after a near perfect growing season. Once received the fruit is left to soak on skins for a short period to extract colour, then gently pressed to minimise extraction of tannin. The wine is the deliberately oxidised and indigenous yeast starts fermentation. This continues for around 18 days in closed tanks. The wine is then racked off to old French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
Bright strawberry and fruit cake characters compliment this medium, textured style of rose. The wine is left to ferment on solids adding interest, the balanced acidity rounds off this dry style. Perfect with seafood, Asian or cheeses.
70 % Merlot 30% Shiraz
860-900m Elevation on an easterly aspect
Stewed plum to vibrant rouge in colour
Drink now to 10 years
100% Stainless steel closed fermenters