Merlot 70%, Pinot Noir 15%, and ‘lees wine’ a blend of all of the lees from all varieties 15%
The merlot is grown at the Magpie Springs farm in the Hope Valley. It has sand soil and is at the top of a hill near the ocean with strong ocean breezes sometimes. The vines are 25 years old and VSP trained and spur pruned. The pinot noir grown at Deanery in the heart of the Picadilly valley, red clay over sandstone with an eastern facing aspect at the bottom of a cold deep valley.
Carbonically fermented merlot covered with pinot for 10 days in a 2400L wooden barrel. The lees component is a collection of all of the lees from all of the wines and settled and the wine is assembled just before bottling.
Rosso is bright light and fun, she has a tart savoury pallet with fine generosity. A wine to love everyday and night. Drink it riding your bicycle on the way back from work, ciao
- notes from Lucy M
- Adelaide Hills
- Red Blend