We use various techniques to build layers and depth to what we hope is, overall, a pure, fresh rosé. We source two parcels of Grenache from growers, which we ferment cooler with some solids in stainless steel, to preserve brightness and purity of fruit. The Grenache from our own vineyard was fermented at warmer temperatures in old oak to build mouthfeel and give us more interesting, savoury flavours. Then it's all about blending these components to create a wine that is overwhelmingly fresh and pure, yet has a presence and interest behind it.
The grapes come partly (30%) from our own 50 year old Grenache vines, planted in sand on our own Rayner Vineyard. We also source Grenache from two growers in Mclaren Flat, both sandy soils, one vineyard 80 years old the other 25 years. Our own vineyard and the two grower vineyards are farmed using organic practices, with minimal chemical inputs.