NGERINGA Rosé 2021 750mL
A delicious, dry and savoury Rosé from whole bunch pressed Syrah. It has both fruit intensity and complexity. Bright fruit aromas of wild strawberry, hints of raspberry and lifted citrus blossoms. Grounded by nutty, savoury and slightly saline flavours. The palate is silky textured and almost slippery, yet has a fresh acid presence and a mineral complexity.
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.
From whole bunch pressed Syrah grapes. Fermented in older French oak barrels and matured for 11 months on lees for complexity and texture. Hand bottled on site. A small dose of sulphur is added at blending, just prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.
Closure: Stelvin screw 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.