2021 Rockway 9 PinkRegular price $19.00
Vidal fruit was harvested from our estate vineyard in early October and gently pressed for optimum flavour. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours before being racked off its lees. The juice was then warmed to 14 degrees and underwent a cool long-ferment in stainless steel tanks which allowed us to capture the varietal aromas and the pure expression of the twenty-mile bench. The fermentation was arrested when balance was achieved between acidity and residual sugar. We then blended a splash of Cabernet Franc to give it that beautiful pale pink colour. The remaining CO2 from fermentation was captured in tank to add a delicate spritz to the finished wine.
This wine is a pale salmon pink thanks to a splash of Cabernet Franc. It has aromas of fresh green apple, golden raspberries, grapefruit rind, and papaya bursting from the glass. The palate follows with flavours of green apple and sour cherry, with a hint of grapefruit. A crisp refreshing acidity balances harmoniously with residual sugar. The delicate spritz lifts the palate, while ripe pome fruit flavours carry through to a refreshing finish..
Bring this along on all your outdoor picnics and barbecues. It pairs well with watermelon feta salad, or grilled chicken and vegetable kebabs.
Total Acidity: 6.87 g/L
Residual Sugar: 17 g/L