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
Picked on the 8th of February, settled on juice lees for 3 days before being racked to 2 and 3 year old French barriques for 6 months with some early lees stirring to build texture.
Crafted to our very specific style, this Sauvignon Blanc spent some time in oak and also saw some bâtonnage. This tamed the overt fruity characters of the variety into a more savoury and textural style. The 2020 vintage arrived on time and brought with it the characteristic bright and fragrant, tropical bouquet (Guava, Paw Paw and Rockmelon). The palate is fresh and mouth-watering, but the barrel fermentation provides a richness to the palate. Crisp acidity ensures focus, structure and length making it perfect with food or without. Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or up to 5 years Serving Temperature: 7-10°C Food Pairing: Fresh goats cheese, crunchy salads, and King George Whiting.
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
TA: 7.5 g/L