Ngeringa Rosé 2018 750mL
A Rose that has both fruit intensity and complexity. Bright fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and lifted citrus blossoms. Grounded by nutty, savory and slightly saline flavors. The palate is silky, almost slippery, yet has a fresh acid presence and a mineral complexity.
On the northern slope of the Mount Barker Summit, at an altitude of 420m, is the Iluma Vineyard, home of Ngeringa’s “most inspiring and exciting fruit”. The majority of Ngeringa Syrah and Viognier is planted in the Iluma vineyard, facing west on lean, textured soil of micaceous schist and ironstone over clay. The Iluma vineyard is also long certified biodynamic with no chemical sprays applied.
From whole bunch pressed Syrah grapes. Fermented in seasoned French oak barrels. Aged for 11 months in barrel on full lees. A small dose of sulphur is added at blending, just prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.
The growing season experienced variable weather with good subsoil moisture from late winter rains. Summer experienced some warm to hot periods but were always followed by cooler conditions, enabling a healthy canopy and protected bunches. During veraison, this trend continued, leading to excellent flavor development. Picking decisions were critical in order to capture the balance of natural acidity and depth of fruit.