In the time leading up to the 2018 vintage, the vines were slow to wake up. Below average temperatures in July, August and September resulted in a late bud burst, and left us wondering if we were facing a long-drawn-out vintage. Things started to heat up from October onwards however, delivering above average spring and early summer temperatures, and one of the earliest harvests we have seen at Delamere. These unusual conditions produced solid crop levels with gorgeous flavour intensity, coupled with racy acidity. Flavour ripeness came on quickly, so it was all backs to the grindstone in a race against time as a compressed vintage unfolded before us. We are pleased to say that our hard work and long nights prevailed, and we emerged out the other side of vintage spent but fulfilled, and above all delighted with our 2018 wines. We hope you will enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoyed making them.
The wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir, selected from the top of the hill in the oldest section of the vineyard, destemmed and pressed for colour extraction, fermented in French oak (50% new), and aged for 10 months on lees, creating a Rosé of great finesse and longevity.
The enchanting but highly complex aroma of this wine tells the story of the unique quality of Pinot Noir Rosé. Lifted floral and fresh cut peach notes hints of rosy nectarine with flavours. An elegant pallet, of ripe stone fruits and a velvety cream finish. A complexity and length of flavour that has aging potential of 5 years.
This is the perfect match for an assortment of dishes, but it is best enjoyed with the fresh Tasmanian shellfish and the finest of friends.