Our BONAIRE ROSÉ is made from Carignan, Sangiovese and Shiraz that we pick and press together. Approximately half is fermented in seasoned oak, ambient temp, wild ferment on full solids. The other portion is fermented in steel on light lees and at a cooler temp. Post-ferment the two portions are blended back together and mature in seasoned oak on light lees for 6 months prior to bottling.
The style is bone dry but full of texture. Aromas of red cherry, sweet herbs and orange blossom, with tangerine, wild strawberry and spiced citrus on the palate.
"Quite pleasing to see a rosé of this style released with a little bottle age. Bone dry, a little spicy, gentle oxidative character, red cherry, orange and a smattering of dried herb and rose petal. It has a nice crunch to it, even a little bit nutty, with a fine chalky finish of good length. Very stylish and quite adult in style. 91 points" Gary Walsh, The Winefront