2022 FONTAINE ROSÉ
2022 was another cool growing season with just enough sunshine during the summer months - you could be excused for calling it classic which is ideal, as that’s also the genre of Rosé we make and best suited to Australian summers. The fruit comes from various cool sites, which allows the fruit to ripen gradually while retaining vital natural acidity and refreshment that makes a good Rosé so special.
Comprised of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet and 10% Shiraz, and all picked by hand before being gently crushed and pressed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for pure, unadulterated red fruit expression and freshness.
In true Provence fashion, its pale salmon with scents of cherry blossom, and ripe red berries. The berry spectrum continues on the palate, but think ripe, plum, juicy berries; add to that some stone fruit and its almost like a Peach Melba in a glass - plenty of freshness and poise but with weight, body and creaminess. As bright as the light over the Mediterranean, with a long dry, crisp finish.