Hand-picked off vines grown on ironstone gravel, sand and clay. Viognier and Shiraz whole bunch pressed to barrel for fermentation and maturation. 6 months aging in neutral French barriques with some early lees stirring. P58 Chardonnay then blended back through 6 weeks before bottling.
With the ‘Provence-style’ of Rose almost at its zenith here in Australia, we wanted to create a Rose that is a distinct departure from the norm – more ‘Bandol-style’ in its fruit weight and flavour intensity. We wanted a Rose that could hold its ground just as easily at the dining table as it did out on the deck in the sun. Presenting the Phoebe Rose: a vibrant, blush salmon in colour, with enticing aromas of apricots, fresh strawberries and just a hint of apple blossom. The palate is fresh, dry, and savoury, with the apricot and strawberry transitioning through from the bouquet on a bed of white stone fruit with a gentle seam of honeysuckle. Cellaring Potential: Enjoy while youthful and fresh. Serving Temperature: 7-10°C Food Pairing: Enjoy chilled with fish or white meats.
Varieties: 42% Viognier 40% Shiraz (co-fermented) 18% Chardonnay
TA: 6.2 g/L