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2020 LW Adelaide Hills Rose

2020 Adelaide Hills Rose

Bone Dry Rose – aromatic, spicy and great texture

Varietal: 65% Merlot & 35% Chardonnay

Planted: 1996 and 1997

Vineyard: Gower Vineyard, Lenswood and Deanery Vineyard, Balhannah

Soil type: Sandy loam on deep clay

Picking date: March 4 & 10, 2020

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 Foudre and Demi-muid for 8 weeks

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 6 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.3

pH: 3.54

TA: 5.4

SO2: 24 F / 51 T

Production: 150 dozen