Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rose

Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rose 2019

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
Port Phillip Estate 'Salasso' Rose has established itself as one of Australia's leading examples of Rose. The 2019 Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rosé has been made from Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes grown at from Port Phillip's Mornington Peninsula vineyards.

An attractive pale salmon in hue, the nose is vibrant and lifted with notes of strawberry, orange peel and dry herb. Fresh berry flavours lend a soft yet vibrant texture to the palate, leading to a full length and a finish of red apple, talc, and driving acidity. Refreshingly moreish, this is a balanced, poised, savoury wine that carries a load more class than your average Aussie Rosé.

"93 Points. The style, the price, the quality. It deserves to be more celebrated. A lovely drink. A stylish one. Both squeaky clean and complex. Twigs, strawberries, toffee apples, dry spice notes. Good extension. Makes you want more. And feels elegant all the while. If it was a person you’d envy it. 13.5% $26 Screwcap Drink : 2019 - 2021" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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Port Phillip Estate was established in 1987 on a property of sixty acres in Red Hill in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. The maritime climate and southerly latitude of the Mornington Peninsula combined with the estate's deep red loam soils are considered ideal for cool climate viticulture.
Mornington Peninsula
Aromatic notes of just-ripe berries, red apple and spicy orange peel. The long palate combines a soft and slightly creamy texture with lively red berry acidity and flavours of cranberry and strawberry. The finish is savoury and dry with a touch of blood orange pithiness.


Winter provided good average rainfall with approximately 200mm in total falling over June, July and August. Early September welcomed the beginning of budburst, leading to a cool Spring with very little rainfall. Cool weather continued throughout the peak growing months of October, November and December. Spring rainfall was slightly below average but sufficient to ensure the vineyards were in good condition leading into Summer. January was warm, with temperatures exceeding the long-term average, and dry, with almost no rainfall. Veraison commenced mid-January as typical. February was cool providing relief to the vineyards and consolidating veraison across all our varieties. Harvest commenced late February. Warmer weather returned at the beginning of March and conditions remained very dry and moderately warm throughout the harvest period. The viticultural and winemaking teams worked with great tenacity, it was a compact vintage finishing in late March. The white wines have an attractive balance of flavour and acidity and the red wines deliver intense flavour with excellent acidity and structure.

The Vineyard: The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts in old French oak barriques. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.

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