‘A Boy with Fruit’ 2015 Dry Rose
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Hungary have an annual Rose Festival called the ‘Rosalia Festival’. My wife’s Hungarian grandmother was named Rosalia – a connection I just couldn’t avoid on this occasion… “This one is for you Grandma”.
This wine was a pure experiment, involving the black muscat which is used traditionally in Australia for pink moscato and muscat liqueurs.
The very ripe, single-vineyard grapes were foot-trod and hand-plunged for 9 days then pressed off into tank. 100kg of fresh whole bunches were picked and hand-destemmed into the tank and left to ferment and infuse its ‘musky’ aromatics and flavour over winter. The tanks were racked off lees in late November and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It will settle in time.