18 Eighty Nine Dry Rose
The Dry Rosé is an exciting addition to the 18 Eighty Nine range. The perfect summer wine for relaxing and enjoying with friends. Serve well chilled and drink within 1 year of vintage.
Vineyard Region: Victoria
Color: This first release shows a vibrant salmon pink colour in the glass.
Aroma: The nose is bright with fresh strawberry, watermelon and citrus notes.
Palate: A dry, refreshing palate evoking impulses to go back for glass after glass.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.5%
Peak Drinking: Until 2017
Growing Conditions: Dry Rosé wines have graced the tables of casual summer dining for centuries. The spiritual home of rosé is southern France in Provence especially, although the Rhone Valley and Languedoc wold also make claims. Spain and Italy make extensive volumes of rosé from a number of different varieties. Rosé can come in all manner of colour and flavour. The consistent quality of good dry rosé is the refreshment value and want for more once the bottle is finished
Winemaking Notes: All four of our winemakers had an input into this dry rosé. The wine is a blend of a number of grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Tarrango. The combination of varieties adds to the complexity and depth of the rosé. The grapes were harvested from mid February to early March at baumé levels ranging from 11 to 13. It was Bottled with an alcohol of 13%, a pH of 3.49 and a TA of 6.2.
Recommended food pairings: Best served with an ice bucket, sunny days and great friends, the 18 Eighty Nine Rose is the perfect aperitif. An excellent choice with fresh seafood – think Vietnamese prawn skewers, smoked trout blinis with crunchy summer salads. Also perfect with a watermelon and berry fruit plate and lighter cheese like brie.
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Brand : Brown Brothers ,
Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Tarrango ,
Vintage : 2016,
Bottle size : 750 mL ,