Flametree Pinot Rose 2015
Here is where the fun starts…..
After being chilled overnight to about 8 degrees the fruit was loaded into the press, the press was rotated a few times and then the grapes sat for three hours. We then pressed out the first 500 litres per tonnes into tank and the second 120 litres per tonne into old French oak puncheons. The first pressed juice was tank fermented pretty clean, the light pressings were wild fermented on Chardonnay lees…..Both were fermented dry, no sugar was added to this wine.
We believe that phenolics and texture are far more important than fruit and sweetness for a traditional Rose style.
This is a lovely modern dry savoury style of Rose than can be enjoyed throughout the year with a range of Mediterranean dishes or as an aperitif. The Rose has a distinctive pale orange colour. Aromas of red fruits overlay subtle floral and candied strawberry characters. The palate is deliberately savoury, with moderate weight, soft chalky tannins and dry finish. The lees and wild ferment have provided a nice foil to the lovely red berry fruit of the Pinot Noir.
In my opinion the best thing for Margaret River Pinot Noir is Rose.
AWARDS / REVIEWS
- 94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
- 8.5/10 Points - Regan Drew Wine Words December 2015
- Silver - Qantas Wine Show of WA 2015
100% Margaret River Pinot Noir
Drinking wonderfully now.