2009 Tertini Rosé
Our Tertini Range wines are designed to be easy drinking styles showing intense primary fruit flavours with an uncomplicated wine making style. The wines are fruit driven and made in an approachable style that are best enjoyed young. The Tertini range is perfect for alfresco dining or as an every day wine.
Tasting Notes: This wine is light ruby in colour with subtle purple hues. The aroma suggests bright forest fruits while the palate is fresh with berry flavours, crisp acidity and a dry finish.
Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 12.8 %, pH = 3.18, TA = 5.9g/l, Residual Sugar = 3.4g/l
Vintage & Winemaking Notes: The 2009 vintage started normally with average budburst dates in all varieties. Good growth was experienced early in the season with moderate temperatures and good soil moisture. The weather turned cold at flowering (late November) which resulted in an abnormally long flowering/fruit set period. After Christmas, the warmer weather returned with extremely hot temperatures during late January to early February, which rebalanced ripening and resulted in excellent fruit.
In particular, the warm end to the season ensured adequate ripeness in the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was picked on 16th April and the Cabernet Sauvignon on 24th April at 13.4 Baume. The wine spent 24 hours on skins and then drained off and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Fruit Type: 66% Merlot and 34%
Fruit Source: 100% Southern Highlands
from our "Yaraandoo" vineyard
Peak Drinking: Next 2 years
Bronze - 2010 Southern Highlands Regional Wine