FRUIT SELECTION Grapes for 2023 F-Series Estate Rose were harvested from organically grown vines at the back of the winery. Soils here are of the old riverbed type; fist sized stones composed of greywacke (a hard, dark type of sandstone laced with quartz and feldspar), mixed alluvial gravel and silt. Pinot Noir 35% Montepulciano 25% Pinot Gris 20% and Sauvignon Blanc 20% were the varieties used to make up the blend.
WINEMAKING Fruit is all hand harvested then whole bunch pressed. Parcels were fermented in a variety of seasoned oak 60% and stainless-steel vessels 40% which underwent wild fermentation. Partial Malolactic fermentation was carried out. The wine spent 6 months on fermentation lees prior to being blended and bottled with minimal finning.