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2019 LW Adelaide Hills Rose

2019 Adelaide Hills Rose

Not your typical Rose – aromatic, spicy with great structure

Varietal: 65% Merlot & 35% Chardonnay

Planted: 1996 and 1997

Vineyard: Gower Vineyard, Lenswood and Joyce Vineyard, Gumeracha

Soil type: Sandy loam on deep clay

Picking date: February 23 and March 4, 2019

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Skin contact: Merlot 3 hours, Chardonnay none

Processing: Crush and destemmed

Pressing: Take free run and pressings

Cooling / settling: Cold settled off dirt and heavy solids for 24 hours

Ferment vessel: Slavonian oak Barrique and Demi-muid for 8 weeks

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 9 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.2

pH: 3.23

TA: 6.5

SO2: 30 F / 59 T

Production: 110 dozen

2019 Adelaide Hills Rose