NGERINGA Pink Sémillon 2021
A textural Rosé made from Pink Sémillon grapes. Flavours of blood orange and pithy grapefruit … if you like a negroni, you should love this.
Ngeringa’s 3 vineyard sites total 5 hectares and are on easterly and westerly aspects at the base of the Mount Barker Summit. They are part of a biodiverse, 75 hectare biodynamic farm on the south-eastern edge of the Adelaide Hills. Mount Barker Summit defines these sites ranging from 330 to 420 meters of elevation. Our vineyard soils are loam over clay, with varying influences of ironstone and micaceous schist. Ngeringa has been certified biodynamic since the late 1980’s with no chemical sprays, fertilizers or insecticides applied.
Fermented on skins for two weeks to bring out extra flavour, colour and structure. Matured in barrel for a few months only, before bottling in July 2021. No enzymes, no fining.
Winemaker: Erinn Klein
Grape(s): Pink Semillon
GI: Adelaide Hills (Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia)
Site(s): Summit Vineyard
Closure: Crown Cap
For the first time in a few years we had reasonable winter rains going into spring of 2020 and also some good follow-up rains right into early summer. A significant difference to the two previous seasons was no late season frost, no hail and favourable weather around flowering for all grape varieties. The vines carried bumper crops going into veraison! A much milder than average summer with no severe heat spikes resulted in a perfect, long ripening season allowing optimal conditions for our biggest crop to-date - over double the quantity harvested from the miniscule vintages of 2019 and 2020. It’s rare that amazing quality, concentration and finesse come together with a vintage of good quantity.