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RegionMargaret River, WA
WinemakerMatt Byrne
ColourVery pale & light - salmon pink tending to copper / brass.
AromaPerfumed and elegant - Turkish delight, rose petal and watermelon overlaid with subtle savoury notes.
PalateThe palate is crisp and refreshing, long and juicy with a lovely dry, talcy finish.
Growing ConditionsA very distinct vintage - the dry, warm Spring and Summer meant it was tracking early but a tropical rain event on 19-Jan saw 50-70mm fall across the region which pushed back harvest dates slightly - the reds (especially Cabernet and Merlot) very much appreciated this rainfall and although we thought the whites may suffer berry split and subsequent high disease pressure, the hard work from our Vineyard Managers coupled with the warm, dry conditions and fresh daily sea breezes resulted in no issues, another "lucky" vintage in Margaret River!

Of our main white varieties, Sauvignon Blanc stands out, with great aromatics, perfume and length of flavour. Chardonnay though, is yet again the pick of the white varieties, with extraordinary flavour depth and length, we have picked a number of parcels at 11.6-12.0 Baume but tasting like they have been picked much riper and richer.

Following Easter, in late March, the tail end of a weak tropical system moved through which saw approximately 12mm of rain as it moved through to the South-East. Most reds were picked by this date with the rain being a great little freshener for the older Cabernet vines in Wilyabrup that still had fruit on them.

Overall, the reds and especially Cabernet, look exceptional with higher yields than in 2015 meaning better vine balance and rate of ripening, smaller bunches and some of the smallest berry size I have seen for many years. Great thick skins and flavour concentration also - it may be a Cabernet vintage that will last for many years in the Cellar.
Vinification/MaturationThis is the first vintage of Breathing Space Rose made by Evans & Tate with the Shiraz variety from two distinct Margaret River vineyards being selected to drive the style. These two vineyards are located on warm soiled sites in the northern part of the Margaret River wine region selected for their ability to ripen Shiraz early whilst achieving soft, ripe tannins - this is critical to making our balanced, flavoursome, vibrant style of Rosé with perfumed aromatics. When blended with the Semillon component and a small, highly aromatic Verdelho batch that was fermented in mature French oak puncheons, it produces an aromatic, fleshy textured, slightly savoury style of Rosé perfectly suited to Breathing Space.
Alcohol/Vol13%
pH3.12pH
Acidity (TA)7.2 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date07-07-2016
Peak DrinkingBest drinking now through to 2018
Recommended Food PairingSmoked chicken salad with watercress, walnuts and grapefruit segments
Fresh, clean, not too sweet and yet well fruited; an easy wine to drink, enjoy and appreciate as a result. Pale and dry without being uppity about it.
90 points
James HallidayWine Companion 2018

Margaret River can make truly beautiful and inspirational wines. Rosé is a new varietal that has come to the Breathing Space range. The resulting wine is a fleshy textured, slightly savoury style of Rosé perfectly suited to the Breathing Space range.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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