With fruit in abundance and wineries at their capacity, the 2023 vintage saw a lot of fruit that maybe was going to be left on the vine.
Vintage 2023 we decided to add to our portfolio a Rosé, as a winery that is trying to reduce the amount of sku’s they currently make and a saturated market, Michael and I thought to add to enable taking more fruit from their current growers the Sonntag Family of Stone Well.
We have been working with Pete and Sarah Sonntag now since 2016, and it is always a risk to make more wine in this current climate, but we all need to work together to be sustainable. In a vintage, some wineries were making less, Yelland & Papps took a gamble and increased production.
In the market there are so many Rosé to choose from, it must be mind-boggling for the consumers, but Michael and I have made this Rosé with 54:46 Cinsault and Mourvèdre crafted from a cool, low-yielding vintage, it’s a lesson in how serious, and how seriously delicious, great rosé can be. Sculpting the wine’s vinous, mouth-filling texture, there’s a surge of fresh redcurrant acidity and mineral verve, while the length of flavour is second to none. Drink it now, for obvious reasons, or cellar for a few years, when you’ll find it more mineral nuance and complex structure.
Cinsault and Mourvèdre blend is drawn from Growers the Sonntag Estate Family Vineyards in the heart of Stone Well Barossa Valley, stunning slopes set amid the gums-covered hilltop of Stone Well. At 285 metres above sea level, and it enjoys the freshness and cool nights that altitude brings as well as the moderating breezes. It’s not only the elevation that makes this vineyard so unique, a peculiar soil type predominates pink quartz and underlying limestone ridge. Great colour, acid balance and structure.
Why Single Vineyard?
A single site has always been of utmost importance to most winemakers, a true reflection year in and year out of a single site is something we all yearn for and appreciate.
The art of winemaking comes down to the precise blending, but the art of true expression of the site comes down to the site clearly being able to express the terroir uninterrupted.
Natural fermentation, no fining or filtration 12.7% alc 166 cases available $43 RRP
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