Occasionally our winemaking team decides to keep a small parcel of fruit to create something different, something new and interesting. This is exactly how the Great Western Rosé came about.
By taking the free run juice from predominantly Pinot Noir grapes from our elevated Rhymney Vineyard, we've created a Rosé that can be enjoyed chilled with food or as an apéritif.
The fruit begins its journey by being pressed straight off the skins, giving it a bright blushed pink colour. It is then transferred to a stainless steel fermenter to begin the fermentation process. It undergoes a long, cool fermentation in order to retain its delicate floral characteristics.
The vibrant colour, complex aromatics and juicy texture come from the addition of small amounts of Shiraz and several other secret varieties to complement the freshness and delicacy of the Pinot Noir. Enjoy it slightly chilled with a platter of soft cheese, antipasti and olives.