- Nov 11, 2016
Reduced to 22.50 here and free shipping now.I asked the winery for a review and this is what I got FYI
The only review to date is the one provided by Sam Kim of Wine Orbit.
We have sent the wines for review to Wine Companion, Jeremy Oliver and Huon Hooke and are awaiting a comment.
This is magnificently composed and styled, showing crème de cassis, dark plum, subtle tobacco, clove and cedar characters on the nose. The powerful full-bodied palate is filled with richness and delectable flavours, backed by fine chalky tannins, leading to an impressively long graceful finish. At its best: 2024 to 2039. $85.00. www.rosenvale.com.au. April 2021. 96 Points Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
Variety: Shiraz 67%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%
Soil: Sandy loam top soil.
Viticulture: Detailed spur pruning, Sprawl canopy, annual cover crop min till soil management, supplimentary water.
Climate: The growing season started dry and continued that way. In September, below average maximum temperatures but over 3 ºC below average minimums which delayed budburst and early vine growth. The drier soils combined with warmer than average October and November days meant vine growth caught up, but the below average minimum temperatures in November, and clear night skies resulted in another frost in November. If the frosts and dry conditions were not enough, the flowering period was windy and unsettled, and a hailstorm on 22 November topped it all off. The summer months of December and January experienced above average maximum temperatures.
Harvest dates: Shiraz – 2nd and 11th March. Cabernet – 15 March
Vinification: Shiraz 7 & 9 days in open fermenters, Cabernet 11 days in a closed fermenter. Both twice daily pump overs and open cage pressed.
Oak: 80% French, 20% American, 20% new barrel, balanced seasoned.
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