Chateau Acid - 2020 Rosato
"2020 was a challenging year to put it mildly. Drought, dust storms, fires and then as vintaged arrived, looming torrential downpours meant that we had to pull the reds off earlier than usual. The resulting wines are light, fun, turbocharged with acidity, sweet and sour fruit, a little wild but full of intrigue.
These wines come from our fourth harvest in Canowindra, at 400m elevation in the Central Ranges of NSW. The vineyard has been farmed with biodynamics and certified organic since planting in 1997. As usual zero adds, gravity only, ancient basket press technology.
Rosato this year is made up of Grenache and Syrah (30/70). Some bunches were infused in juice, some were direct pressed, some aged in tank, some aged in old oak. Green apple, Jolly Rancher and watermelon granita, very frisky
Variety Grenache, Syrah || Region Central Ranges, NSW || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml