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Rosé by tradition is a light red wine ideal for summer drinking. Majella has kept the tradition alive with our eleventh release of the Melody.
Majella rosé is made by partial skin contact of Shiraz grapes during fermentation, then the juice and skins are separated and ferment is completed in stainless steel tanks. Bottled in early July under screw cap to retain the fresh fruit aromas.
A bright, pale crimson colour. Fragrant rose & red fruit floral aromas with sweet and soft, finely textured structure. Pretty strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit notes linger on the palate, with a pleasantly soft finish.
It's a wine for any occasion; serve chilled it's fantastic as an aperitif, but we reckon it's the perfect wine for a casual lunch.
Ageing Potential: Produced for early consumption
Winemaker: Bruce Gregory
|Region:||Coonawarra, South Australia|
Majella “Melody” Rosé 2017
Rosé by tradition, is a light red ideal for summer drinking. Majella has kept that tradition alive with our eleventh release of the Melody.
The Melody rosé was made with limited skin contact and fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. The Melody is bottled in July under screw cap to retain the fresh fruit aromas and palate.
A cool growing season and above average winter rains leading into the 2017 vintage saw the region return to what could be described as a more traditional Coonawarra vintage. The cooler conditions resulted in budburst being delayed by up to three weeks, with flowering two weeks later. A mild summer followed, with a welcome spell of hot days in late January. These factors saw harvest commence towards the end of March and continue through to early May. Coonawarra has not had a vintage start this late since the outstanding 2004 vintage. The major concern was the highly variable weather which can occur at this time of the year. The start of vintage saw white grapes with good varietal definition and the reds, albeit at lower sugar levels than recent vintages showing excellent colour and concentrated fruit flavours. Reports of good quality wines in tanks around the area are common, with winemakers being impressed with fruitiness of the whites, the deep colour and elegant fruit flavours of the reds.
A bright, pale crimson colour. Fragrant rose and red fruit floral aromas with sweet and soft, finely textured structure. Pretty strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit notes linger on the palate, with a plesantly soft finish.
|Cellaring:||The Melody has been made to enjoy now.|
Our pours are 30ml: x 3 = 1 standard drink = 100ml @ 13% alcohol.
Download Tasting Note
Download Melody Tasting Note 403.5 kb pdf