BASS PHILLIP - Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
"It’s great to see quality grapes making rose wines. It is purpose built rose, crushed and sent to barrels to mature. Delicious! Righteous stuff. Pale garnet pink in glass, a kiss of strawberry amongst cherry and cranberry and spice flavours. Touch of savouriness in perfume and a sprig of briar or dried herbs. It’s got superb texture, slippery but also with a succulence, acidity fresh and lively, fruit sweet and just a touch squeaky with attractive bitterness. Excellent wine, when you take a moment. Class rose."
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
This rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes of the Leongatha vineyard. The result is a rich and complex wine with earthy notes, yet retaining beautiful freshness. Strawberry, sweet cherry and cranberry are all evident on the nose and palate. Savoury herbs are also evident on the nose. The texture is succulent with fresh acidity and slight bitterness on the after-palate.
This Rosé is produced using some of the best Pinot Noir grapes in Australia. Biodynamically farmed, close planting, low cropping, no toxic chemicals and natural winemaking. BASS PHILLIP respects the forces of nature; driven by the moon, planets and the earth. If you love your Rosé then this is a must try.
The wine is vinified in an open stainless steel fermenter with regular plunging to extract colour and flavour. After fermentation the wine is gravity racked into a combination of new (60%) and old French Alliers oak for a maturation period of around 15 to 18 months.
Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of BASS PHILLIP display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards.
Deep mineral-rich soils, natural high humidity, and cooler temperatures in South Gippsland is also part of the magic that delivers the length, complexity, flavors, balanced acidity, and natural minerality to BASS PHILLIP wines.
Combined with Phillip Jones’s undivided attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, and an insatiable passion for quality wine experiences, BASS PHILLIP produces extraordinary wines one vintage after another.