Snake + Herring Tainted Love Rose 2021 (6 Bottles)

Snake + Herring Tainted Love Rose 2021 (6 Bottles)

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We wanted to make European Rose: dry, savoury textured, refreshing and great with food. In typical S+H fashion a great opportunity arose, this time from a disaster. In October 2014 the Frankland region was subjected to a vicious hailstorm which destroyed a large component of the developing crop. The young shoots were soft and inflourescences were forming; damage was at 100% on many affected vineyards. Certainly this one was. The 2015 Tainted Love Rose was so good we have now added it to the portfolio fulltime.

In 2021 we sourced a cracking parcel of Syrah from a cool site in Wallcliffe, south of Margaret River township, and grown on gravel soil with a northern aspect by 25yo Syrah vines.

The fruit was harvested and quickly destemmed to the press, with 60 minutes on skins to develop a blush of colour and a light tannin structure. We pressed to tank then ran the whole juice to old puncheons for a wild ferment, where it spent 4 months on lees before bottling.

The 2021 Syrah Rose is a pale pink colour and has a creamy palate with raspberry, floral and spice notes. Richly textured the red fruit characters are complemented by voluptuous creamy barrel fermentation texture and balanced by fine lingering tannin.

Variety: 100% Syrah

Region: Great Southern, WA
Alcohol: 12%
Vintage: 2021

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