Ngeringa Rosé 2020 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 textured and 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 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 10 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.
Closure: Stelvin screw cap
Overall 2020 produced some outstanding fruit, although not without challenges. An extremely dry winter and spring, coupled with poor flowering conditions, gave low vigour vines with an extremely low crop. Fortunately, moderate rain events in mid and late January refreshed the vines and set them up for veraison. The period leading into harvest was textbook cool, Adelaide Hills conditions. The low yields gave rise to concentrated flavours and high natural acidity.