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Personalised Skillogalee Clare Valley Rosé (Cabernet Malbec) 2018 13% 750ml
All fruit was blended in the receival bin, de-stemmed and chilled to 5oC. To achieve the desired level of colour and flavour extraction, the juice was left on skins in the press for around 20 hours. The free-run juice and light pressings were then cold settled, racked and fermented at cooler temperatures, in order to optimally retain and express the vibrant fruit characters.
Skillogalee was established in 1970 with the first wines released in 1976. The 1978 dry riesling won major trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show and the National Wine Show, putting Skillogalee firmly on the Australian winemaking map! The wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown on our own vineyards and styles include crisp dry whites (riesling, gewürztraminer and chardonnay), a full flavoured rosé, rich, full-bodied reds (shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and blends) and some luscious fortified wines. The vineyards were planted in the early 1970s on what was then, at almost 500 metres above sea level, one of the highest vineyards in South Australia. The rows are planted on the contour in shallow stony soils mainly on steep eastern facing slopes. The vines are hand-pruned and the fruit is mainly hand-picked. Yields are extremely low but the vineyard produces intense flavours and aromas and deep, richly-coloured reds. Kangaroos are our major pests - significant numbers can be found around vintage time, when the hills are dry and brown, camping in the vineyards and feasting on the ripe fruit!Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
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