Julicher Estate Rose 2016
Viticulture - This rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from our vineyard.
Winemaking - The grapes were crushed into the press and had a couple of hours of skin contact allowing the colour and flavours from the Pinot Noir skins to add to the juice. The juice was then separated from the skins by pressing and fermented at cool temperature in 100% stainless steel to retain the freshness and fruitiness. The fermentation was stopped when desired flavours and sugar level was reached. No malolactic fermentation. Minimal fining and sterile filtering before bottling.
Colour - Light pink.
Aroma - Perfumed with roses, strawberries and raspberries.
Palate - Luscious, soft, full-bodied but dry with flavours of strawberries, cranberries and watermelon.
Variety & Clones - Pinot Noir clones 667 and Abel
Harvest Date - 4.4. 2014
Harvest Analysis - Brix 24.6 - pH 3.34 - TA 7.9 g/L
Wine Analysis - Alc. 14.2% - pH 3.26 - TA 5.3 g/L - Residual sugar 1.05 g/L
Cellaring Potential - For current drinking. Serve chilled