Longline Bimini Twist Rose is vibrant pale crimson, the bouquet bursts with aromatics of musk and sweet red berry fruits with underlying hints of sandalwood, clove and cinnamon spice. The palate is full of bright red berry fruits of raspberry and wild strawberry. The fruit flavours are complimented by the savoury complexity of seasoned oak maturation. The fermentation on skins provides notes of field mushroom and fine mouth-watering structure.
“Half was fermented and stored in barrel: the other was fermented to dryness on skins and then run to old oak. The result has a clear textural element and more than a little complexity. It tastes of earth, spice, sweet raspberry and woodsmoke, in that order with a lipsmacking dryness to the finish. Immaculate & delicious. – 94 points, James Halliday AWC, 2016
From 45 year old bush vine Grenache vineyard from the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. Hand-picked fruit was crushed and de-stemmed with the final wine having a combination of immediately pressed salmon pink tank fermented rose, combined with the more coloured skin open fermented parcel. The open fermented parcel was fermented to sugar dryness on skins, pressed and put to old French barrels for four months prior to blending.
Great with beef fillet salad with beetroot, sundried tomato, fresh mint and Persian fetta.
Enjoy whilst young and fresh over the next two years.