2019 sees the addition of Sangiovese into the Nocturne rosé. Lighter, finer and slightly more ethereal, it’s blended with 40% Nebbiolo to allow some chew and grip. This is a mouthwatering, fruit-forward, approachable rose. Delicious!
2019 was a ripping year for rosé in Margaret River. The fruit is from the sub-region of Carbanup, with relatively flat sites and warm, fertile, red sandy soils. The Sangiovese is simply destemmed, chilled and pressed using only the free-run fraction of the juice. Fermented at moderate temperatures using indigenous yeasts. Matured for three months on gross lees to add additional texture.
The Nebbiolo is hand-picked and, after chilling, whole bunch-pressed directly to old oak for fermentation. This takes close to six weeks, after which the wine is matured for four weeks in barrel before blending and bottling.