Shiraz Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Watermelon hued, redolent with juicy fruit, piquant of spice, slightly tangy with revitalizing citrus acid, evocative of aeroplane jelly and iced tea. As exquisitely balanced as it is complex, Shades make a Rosé that stands apart from the rest, cannily fashioned to a mouthfilling Tavel styling, brief contact on skins makes the colour and infuses the palate with a lick of lip pursing tannin. A luscious pink wine, flavoursome enough to stand on it's own and sophisticated enough for pairing off with fine gourmandise.
A mostly Shiraz wine with a smaller component of Merlot. The best vineyard sites around Margaret River's inner sanctum were selected by the Watershed estate's founders on the basis of soils and climactic aspects. Harvest of fruit is determined when the balance of flavour, acid and skin colours are optimal, the intention being to capture the essential elements of Margaret River's unique maritime influences, sealing the virtues of vineyard within a rich and racey, deeply flavoured Rosé wine. Following harvest, components are crushed and steeped on skins to acquire optimal depth of colour. Following fermentation, the separate batches are assembled into the finished wine.
A beautiful light garnet rose colour. Bouquets are complex, strawberries with lifted plum and violet, lifted aromas of strawberries and cream. A vibrantly fruit driven palate completed by subtle hints of raspberry on the fresh soft finish. An awesome food wine, suited to barbeques, Asian recipes and Al fresco cuisine.