The fruit for this wine is 100% Merlot and was picked over three days in early September in cool early morning conditions that allowed us to undertake a most careful and vigorous selection. The colour shows a clean, bright and instantly appealing very pale rose petal pink, almost translucent, with intense and fragrant aromas and of luscious wild strawberries, mandarin peel, grapefruit, citrus and red berries.
On the palate it shows the same fine register of complex red summer berry and tropical fruit flavours, with hints of vanilla, a soft attack of smokiness and a refreshingly savoury finish. It is a very seductive style of rosé, long, fresh and aromatic, yet perfectly balanced by a lovely refreshing acidity and with a long persistent dry silky finish.
The wine was also partly fermented and then aged for five months in French oak barrels adding extra complexity and finesse.