2021 Blood Moon Moonrise Rose

Lo-fi Shiraz Rose from the Grampians that is off-beat, savoury and deliciously different.

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Organically-grown Shiraz from a single site in the Grampians is left on skins for just three hours making for a very light, onion skin Rose.

There's good fruity concentration but this is all about savouriness, umami and spice, which all flood through the wine from nose to tail.

Unfined, unfiltered and unfettered - this is not your conventional Rose. No additions, save a tiny amount of sulphur.

"Vineyard - Shiraz fruit was sourced from the Rice vineyard near Stawell in the Grampians region. Garry Rice uses organic practices - in some years he takes it even further and uses no sprays at all (copper and sulphur sprays are allowed as part of organically certified viticulture). This is essentially down to good planning - he planted his vineyard on a site that doesn’t have the disease pressure that demands multiple sprays year after year.


Winemaking - Whole bunches were crushed and destemmed then left to soak for 3 hours before pressing to old neutral French oak for fermentation and maturation for 6 months. A couple of barrels were left on lees for most of that time. Unfiltered, unfined and wild yeast fermented. No additions other than minimal sulphur.

92 Points - "Strawberry, peach, light hops character, smells a bit like Aperol, has some savouriness and generally presents as very interesting to sniff on. Juicy, fleshy, some similar flavours to the bouquet with a light, smoky paprika spice with a little truffle earthiness in there too. Curious and good, one could say. While refreshing, this kind of positions itself as a more interesting, left of centre style, which is great too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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