Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Calneggia 2017 Rosé - Margaret River, Western Australia
WINEMAKER'S NOTE: Made by the saignée technique – that is to "bleed off" juice from a red wine has produced a savoury but delicate style.
VINTAGE: 2017 vintage conditions were exceptional for this wine style.
VINEYARDS: The 2017 growing season was characterised by a return to average winter rains followed by a very cool spring free of high winds that led to good flowering and fruit set. These cool conditions with heavy falls of rain in February and March continued into summer leading to a delay in ripening compared to recent vintages. These were ideal conditions for the aromatic white varieties and could have been tougher for ripening the reds however the sun kept shining long enough to develop great colours and fine tannin structures.
VINIFICATION: Red juice was run off several red wine ferments, lightly clarified and then fermented in stainless steel. Bottled early to retain freshness.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Dry
Calneggia Family Vineyards www.cfvwine.com.au
Posted by Roderick Eime