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Bremerton Racy Rose CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
A delicious accord of equal proportions Cabernet and Shiraz, highly evocative of the delectable French Cabernet d'Anjou styles to be found along the Vallee Loire. Bremerton enjoy a long established reputation for yielding the finest harvests of Langhorne Creek Cabernet and Shiraz. Their fruit has formed the backbone of Australia's finest vintages for decades, the pick of Bremerton's crop is now reserved for the estate's own label. Exquisitely balanced, Racy's handsome pink hue precedes a satiating Rosé in true, adults only styling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Bremerton are well positioned to assemble parcels of Cabernet and Shiraz which are just perfect for Rosé. Vines are all closely husbanded, painstakingly treated to a regimen of leafy plucking and canopy management for optimal exposure to sunlight without over ripening. Judicious levels of acidity and perfect natural fruit sugar baumes are essential, bringing in the harvest, row by row, as grapes achieve ideal physiological ripeness, is timed to a schedule determined by eating the berries straight off the vine. Fruit is cold soaked on skins and drained, just as juices pick up the desired blush pink hue. Batches are vinified in controlled fermenters and bottled promptly to retain vivaciousness. Alcohol 12.5%
Deeply salmon pink coloured. Lifted fruit aromas, fresh cut strawberries and orange cream. Racy and moreish palate, mouthwatering with bright berry flavours, textural mouthfeel with generous weight of fruit, cinammon apples and plum cake spice are complimented by bluberry and cassis notes before a refreshingly dry finish. Perfect for alfresco dining or piquant, lightly chillied recipes.
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