Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Pink grapefruit flesh in colour with illuminated dusk and dawn red sky. Bright red berry fruit is encircled with apple blossom and green cardamom spice on the nose. Ripe watermelon best describes the pallet incorporating the juicy sweet flesh with the dry, tart and crunchy bites close to the rind that are so cleansing. The barrel fermentation adds underlying savoury flavours and weight. Our small tribute to summer.
As summer approaches and we are gently tilted to bask in the full glow of the sun we celebrate the change in seasons with our Pink Noise, Rose. The first wine released from a low cropping and pleasingly typical season, is designed to be something to savour during the coming months and be fleeting as the day light begins to wane once more.
Made up of Merlot from our small planting on the mid-terrace, the grapes were picked smack bang in the middle of their ripeness spectrum. Crushed and soaked on skins for 8 hours before being pressed, settled and racked clear to three old barrels. Fermented with a very slow, yeast strain which more than anything allowed us to retain a modest amount of residual sweetness to balance the palate."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"This is elegant and fabulously expressed on the nose showing raspberry, watermelon, grapefruit and nectarine characters, followed by a vibrant palate that’s juicy and lingering. It’s pristine and bright with a lengthy mouth-watering finish. At its best: now to 2021."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS. December 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Very fragrant, fruity and perfumed bouquet. Aromas and flavours of peach and red apple, rose, strawberry and tropical fruit moments. On the palate – juicy, fleshy, fruity and textured with a satin feel contrasted by a very light chalky tannin and acid line. Flavours of light red fruits and tropical layers return. Balanced, well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2020."