Lower than average rainfall over winter, and cooler temperatures in August and September, led to late budburst and flowering. However, above average temperatures and low rainfall during summer meant an early veraison and harvest. Yields are normal and fruit quality is outstanding.
Harvest date :: Yield
Hand picked 29 February 2019
Grapes hand-harvested late March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old 228 litre French oak barrels. A 7 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (49%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered.
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
100% wild yeast fermentation in old 228 litre French oak barrels
Natural 100% malolactic fermentation
13.5% (8.0 standard drinks/750ml bottle)
A beautifully perfumed bouquet of Turkish delight, musk and rose petal sets the scene for this 10X spring release Rosé. Its savoury and textural palate is complemented by hints of watermelon and Campari leaving a crunchy yet lingering finish perfect for those warmer days.
Food :: Temperature
Crispy skin salmon with caramelised tomatoes, serve at 7-10°C