Murdoch Hill Rose
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Current Vintage: 2019
Murdoch Hill's crisp, dry ros is made from an off-the-wall blend of Cabernet and Pinot Gris. The Cabernet, sourced from Estate vineyards in Oakbank, makes up 70% of the blend and is pressed straight off skins. It takes its colour from the blend and is wild-fermented in old barrique and foudre. This was blended with Pinot Gris from Lobethal to add texture and a fine acidity. An unusual blend for sure, but one that works nonetheless. Expect a deliciously textural and savoury ros with a wash of cherry-berry fruit, fragrant rose water and touch of spice.
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