Save Our Souls Rosé 2021
Alc/vol 11.9 % 766 dozen made
Sangiovese from the Upton Hill in the Strathbogie Ranges. Pinot Noir and Sangiovese from the Yarra Valley
Bright, savoury and oh so refreshing. Summer berries, musk & rose petals.
At 450m above sea-level, Upton Hill has a commanding southerly view of the Goulburn Valley. The combination of the altitude and prevailing southerly winds provides for cool-climate grown fruit. The Sangiovese was harvested quite late in the season, April. It was brought directly into the winery and pressed off to tank, racked then fermented. Following primary fermentation, Malolactic conversion occurred which softened the naturally high acid, providing a soft but full mid-palate.
A small portion of the blend is also made up of a Saignee of the Yarra Valley fruit that went into our Sangiovese. This was vinified separately in a few barrels. Added to this was a wee bit of Pinot Noir Rosé from the Yarra. All completed through Malo lactic fermentation and only a limited amount of SO2 was added at completion.
“Good times wines under this label. Here’s a pretty rose that combines sangio from Strathbogie with Yarra sangio and pinot noir. Light and fresh, delicate and pure feeling and a little yeasty savouriness and textural chew for good measure. Rose water, mixed red berries, all very light in perfume and flavour,…pleasingly fresh. A lot of charm in its slender, bright frame. Nice”.
89 Points. Mike Bennie