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RegionHunter Valley, NSW
WinemakerAdrian Sparks
ColourPale Salmon.
AromaIntense florals, punchy red berries and ripe orange citrus tones.
PalateA textural blend with great length and power, the red berry and orange flavours come through from the nose to create a dry style of Rosé with wonderful intensity, focus and palate weight in a light-bodied wine.
Growing ConditionsA wonderful flowering and ripening period saw healthy vines and beautiful crops and canopy balance. Wet weather hit in January which saw the wettest month on record, followed up by a dry February. The vines bravely saw the wild weather through and the resultant hand picked fruit was clean and fresh.
Vinification/MaturationFruit was allocated to the Rosé and picked to produce this style of wine. Picked early in the day, crushed and chilled to press, where four hours of skin contact occurred, before the valves were opened and the juice was allowed to drain. This time on skins allowed for lovely blush colour pickup and flavour extraction to occur. The juice was settled, fined then racked and warmed for fermentation, 60% in Stainless Steel and 40% put to wood for indigenous fermentation. After fermentation the wine was blended and bottled without fining.
Acidity (TA)6.5 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date05-06-2017
Peak DrinkingBest drinking for the next 1-3 years

Following on from the heritage of Maurice O’Shea who experimented with many blends, the B-Side range is the result when Mount Pleasant’s wine makers are allowed to experiment, just like O’Shea. In this limited batch range our incredible winemakers are given a free reign to follow their heart and take some risks.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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