Blewitt Springs 66% Rende Grenache, 34% Yangarra Mataro. 1/3 concrete sphere, 1/3 eggiweg, 1/3 tank. 100% malo.
Pale spicy, dusty and gently earthy, fennel and pink grapefruit, redcurrant, fruit a little down low, texture up. Very zesty, a lot of pink grapefruit and bloody orange, tangy, quite bony, fine dusty texture and grip. though a gentle creaminess to it, and savoury too, lots of sappy and citrus flavours on a long finish. It seems to be built for ageing, though you can serve it now too, cool but not cold!
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
GRENACHE (RENDE), MOURVEDRE (YANGARRA)
BLEWITT SPRINGS, MCLAREN VALE
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VINEYARD AND WINERY
The fruit source is the same as the dry red versions. Rende Grenache (66%) and Yangarra Mourvèdre (34%) both organic and Bio-dynamic certified, in Blewitt Springs. 2022 was the second mild vintage in succession. Slightly cooler and with more rainfall during the season, harvest was a couple of weeks later than the previous year.
Both blocks were hand harvested on the 9th March and combined as whole bunches and direct pressed. After a night of cold settling the juice was rough racked and begun spontaneous fermentation in three vessel types. Steel tanks, eggs and a concrete sphere. They all added different attributes and character to this textural and energetic rosé. After full malo-lactic fermentation the wine was racked off gross lees and continued elevage in tank and sphere for a further four months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.
300 dozen produced + 250 x 1.5L magnums
Closure: DIAM Origine 10 49x24.2mm
FSO2: at bottling 22ppm
Malic acid: 0