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Medhurst Award
Medhurst Estate Vineyard Rose 2022

2022

Medhurst

Estate Vineyard

Rose

Very pale copper with a bright vibrant pink hue. Deliciously elusive fresh fruits including strawberry and raspberry are supported by hints of tropical fruits and the white blossom of jasmine. The palate is savoury and refined with a supple creamy texture. The finish to the wine is superb, fresh fruits, lovely roundness and weight and a long chalky delicate line that is trademark of this single vineyard wine.  

$30.00 / Bottle

The Season
The 2022 growing season was the third cool season in a row. Unlike the even and good sized crop of 2021, the season has produced the highest of quality but some scarcity in yield ! October and November rains were heavy and right at the time of flowering for the earlier ripening varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Along with tiny and light bunches, the resultant crop was 50% and 30% down for these varieties. The resultant wines do have wonderful flavours, are powerful and balanced and will be ones to buy up on. All other varieties had strong yields and equally impressive quality. A stunning year for Cabernet Sauvignon with a long ‘Indian Summer’ allowing for picking to take place with fine soft ripe tannins and low alcohols.
Tasting Notes
Very pale copper with a bright vibrant pink hue. Deliciously elusive fresh fruits including strawberry and raspberry are supported by hints of tropical fruits and the white blossom of jasmine. The palate is savoury and refined with a supple creamy texture. The finish to the wine is superb, fresh fruits, lovely roundness and weight and a long chalky delicate line that is trademark of this single vineyard wine.
Wine Making
This is a deliberate and considered Rosé, which starts from dedicated parts of the vineyard to ensure ripe flavours, fresh fruit and a trademark chalky fine finish. After hand-picking into 450kg bins, the fruit is placed overnight in a coolroom for the stalks to dry up, and the enzymatic reactions to slow down allowing a more gentle and pure extraction of juice at dawn the following day. Whole-bunch pressed grapes and yields less than 600 litres per tonne ensure delicate, pale and highly flavoured juice. Final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz. Fermented in stainless steel at moderate temperatures (up to 20 degrees) to enhance mouthfeel. Fruit driven, slippery, balanced and made with minimal intervention.
Technical

Vineyard: Medhurst Estate Vineyard, Gruyere
Blocks: E,F
Clones: PT23, SA125
Soil: Mountain spill of brown grey loams, ironstone
Alcohol: 13.0%
pH: 3.52
TA: 6.6
RS: <1.0 g/L Dry

Food Pairing
Whilst this is a great wine to drink alone, we suggest great company and platters of seasonal produce are the perfect accompaniments.