Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rose 2016

Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rose 2016

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%

"Top shelf" | 93 Points - Gary Walsh

Port Phillip Estate 'Salasso' Rose has established itself as one of Australia's leading examples of Rose. The 2016 Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rosé was made from estate grown Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes from Port Phillip Estate'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.

"Made from Pinot Noir and Shiraz, though they don’t mention that on the bottle; a good thing to my way of thinking. It’s soft and fleshy with freeze dried strawberries, rosehip, nuts and a little spice, perhaps some blackcurrant and herb too. Light to medium bodied, flows along beautifully with its smooth delivery of flavour, freshened with a little blood orange tang, savoury and gently chalky with a dry and vinous finish of fine length. Top shelf. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Oct.16 Alcohol: 13% Price: $24 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2019" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

"92 Points. The colour is somewhat forward-developed light pink, the bouquet pinot-esque and developed with some meaty notes. It's light, lean and pared-back with drive and pesistence. Barrel work adds to flavour complexity and enhances texture. Very smart." - Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb/ March 2017.

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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
Vineyard: This Rosé was made from estate grown Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes.

Vintage: September 2015 welcomed the beginning of budburst leading to a dry and warm spring. October was 3 degrees above the average temperature and El Niño affected the amount of rain we received. Vine vigour was controlled due to the lack of rainfall with the canopy generous and open. Fruitfulness was up from the previous vintage and flowering and fruit set occurred unhindered. Veraison commenced in early January.

The period between January and mid-March was warmer than historically usual and harvest began at the same time in February as recent vintages. Conditions remained very dry and warm throughout the harvest period, it was a compact vintage finishing in mid-March. The viticultural team worked steadily throughout harvest and delivered healthy and energetic fruit, with ripeness and acidity well balanced.

Winemaking: The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented without yeast inoculation in a mix of old French oak barriques and concrete tank. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling.

Tasting Note - September 2016: The 2016 Salasso is coloured a pale copper, with a nose that delivers light red berry and citrus aromas intertwined with ginger and fresh cream. The palate, full of delicate strawberry and red currant flavours along with some spicier notes, leads into a softly weighted texture underpinned with fine acidity and excellent length.

Alcohol: 13.0%

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