Brokenwood Rose 2015 - Hunter Valley NSW

Tasting Notes

Very appealing, salmon hued colour. Fresh fruit compote aromas of strawberry and blueberry. These follow to the palate plus floral glace fruit characters. The savoury palate is quite dry and balanced by a crisp acidity. Best enjoyed with sunshine and good company.

Winemakers Comments

If we have said it once, we have said it a million times, the word  normal just doesn’t exist for the Hunter Valley. There was a three week turn around in picking compared to 2014, and most Semillon was off in the last week of January. It was a very dry winter of 2014 with only 54mm of rain from May to July. A very good budburst and spring, but then a cold and wet December resulting in quite large canopies and disease pressure.  We harvested all our Shiraz and to help concentrate flavour, we ran juice off the skins before fermentation. The French term being saignee™.


After crushing, approximately 10% of the juice is run off to stainless steel tank and the resultant, slightly pink coloured juice, then treated as a white wine. Bottled early to maintain the bright vibrant fruit character.


Pairs well with antipasti and grissini - the metre long bread sticks. Foi Gras wouldn’t go astray either.


Drinking well now.

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