Rosnay – 2017 Garage Number 7 Shiraz

 

Rosnay is a magical farm in Canowindra where insects, birds and animals thrive amongst grape vines, olive trees and fig trees. The family farm has been organic since 1995! Rosnay's 'Garage' series is focused on wines of expression and purity, fermented with wild yeasts and no added nasties. Their 2017 'Garage Number 7' is 100% Shiraz hand picked just before the big rains of the 2017 vintage. The grapes were chilled in the cool room before crushing and gentle, slow open fermentation in small half tonne vats with no acidification, no added yeast and twice daily hand submersion of the cap. After 95% of fermentation was complete the wine was pressed off the skins directly into very old 300 litre oak hogsheads, where it matured for 8 months prior to racking and bottling without fining or filtration. It's light-medium bodied, with fine tannins and rustic, earthy structure buttressed with savoury fruit flavours of raspberry and sour cherry. A complex yet down-to-earth red, ready for any dinner table. Pop him in the fridge for 20 mins? Sure.

Variety Shiraz || Region Canowindra, NSW || ABV 13% || Vol 750ml