ALT WINES

ROSÉ 3-WAY

The Elevator Pitch: 

3 Styles: Cold Ferment | Chardonnay Inspired Ferment | Carbonic Maceration

2 Varieties: Pinot Noir with a splash of Gewurztraminer.

Dry | Part Malolactic Fermentation | Subtle Oak

Watermelon Pink | Punchy yet Elegant Aromatics | Lush Body | Juicy Acidity

Label: Spray paint art by Brad (the Winemaker)

Serving Suggestion: Chilled.

Aging Suggestion: 1-3+ years

Winemaking Chat: The name of this wine came about due to the 3 different styles of wine which it is made from, which are different methods to traditional Rosé winemaking.

With Rosé having the potential be the perfect transition wine for white wine drinkers wanting to progress to red wine, the aim was to make a Rosé that sits halfway between white wine and red wine, as opposed to the current norm which sits closer to white wine.

This means moving away from a typical Rosé with its residual sugar and introducing some oak. Being dry, the wine would be lacking the volume of its sweeter counterparts. Therefore, Rosé 3-way was designed to have components that would make up for this and provide cushy volume and juicy acidity, in place of sweetness.

#Rosé3Way

 

 

WINTER SOLDIER:

WINTER ROSÉ  

The Elevator Pitch:

3 Styles: Barrel fermented Pinot Noir Rosé | Clayver fermented Chardonnay | Clayver fermented Pinot Noir.

2 Varieties: Pinot Noir | Chardonnay.

Dry | Full Malolactic Fermentation | Integrated oak

Candy apple red | Lovely red fruit aromatics with gentle vanilla and spice | Generous body | Juicy Acidity | Textural | Gentle tannins.

Label: Brush painted with spray paint by Brad (the Winemaker)

Serving Suggestion: Room temperature during winter.

Aging Suggestion: 1-3+ years

Winemaking Chat: Why isn’t there a Rosé for winter? Most Rosés are made as a refreshing summer drink with fruity aromatics, vibrant acidity and a touch of sweetness. What if there was a Rosé specifically made for the winter months?

Introducing: Winter Soldier – Winter Rosé 

The aim was to make a Rosé that has volume and texture, while maintaining the red fruit aromatics and introducing some lightly toasted oak notes. 

The wine needed to be appropriately balanced for consumption at room temperature and be generous enough to be inviting on a cold winters evening. 

The resulting wine has nicely integrated red fruit and oak characters, with notes of red cherry, cranberry, dried strawberry, nutmeg, vanilla, toasted coconut and biscuit.

The palate is very textural. Soft up front, with fine tannins leading into a generous mid-palate which tapers gently into a long piquant finish. 

#RoséWillSoldierOn