Personalised Tar & Roses The Rose Shiraz 2019 14.9% 750ml
Vinification: The grapes for this wine were hand picked from a combination of vineyards. They were all kept separate during their fermentation and maturation lives. The fruit was crushed and destemmed into two tonne open fermenters and hand plunged three times a day. After approximately ten days of fermentation, during which time the temperature and acid levels were monitored, they were individually pressed to tank using an air bag press. Finally the wine was racked off gross lees and put into barrel to finish malolactic fermentation and mature in a combination of new French and older barriques.
James Halliday- 95 Points. Hand-picked fruit from 3 vineyards, each parcel kept separate. Crushed and destemmed. Racked off gross lees and into barrel for mlf and maturation in French barriques (28% new). Contains a powerful fruit component from ancient Cambrian soil, which helps explain the generosity, energy and textural intrigue in this wine. Packed with blackberry, dark chocolate and dried herbs. Rolls out across the palate with an earthy warmth and fine tannic edge. One to age. Jeni Port. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021
Tar & Roses home is in Nagambie Central Victoria and produces wines inspired by classic varietals from the Mediterranean and was named after the signature characteristics of Nebbiolo. The name also ties back to the winemaking team behind the venture, the legendary Don Lewis and his winemaking partner Narelle King. Following the passing of Don in 2017 this represents the final vintage of his great career with Narelle now carrying on the Tar & Roses tradition. Tar & Roses produce one of Australia's leading Pinot Grigio's known for its characteristic dusty pink colour. Tar & Roses sources the majority of red fruit from areas across central Victoria such as Heathcote, an ideal region for Italian and Spanish varietals and classic 'Australian' Shiraz.
Heathcote & Central VictoriaWinemaker:
Don Lewis & Narelle King