The Rosé is made from organically grown Grenache and Mourvèdre from Margaret River. It was hand-picked, foot-stomped and left to soak before briefly before being pressed to a combination of old barriques, large-format oak and stainless steel tanks. Wild-fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation followed by maturation for nine months on full lees. A dose of skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was thrown into the blend for added complexity.
Express Winemakers have been a tearaway project from Great Southern, reimagining a lot of how wine can look from the region. Effectively a one-man-band too. This is grenache and mourvedre rose. Chalky and bone dry, almost like licking pumice in texture, but you’ll get rose hip tea characters and spice in the mix too. It’s aromatic, ultra-refreshing, quirky in its flavour profile and utterly dry feeling with a nice almost tonic-water-edge somewhere in there. Great drinking here. 93 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront