Alpha Box & Dice - 19 "Pink Matter" Rose MAGNUM, McLaren Vale SA
Varietal: Chardonnay, Riesling and Grenache (skins)
Winemaking: Picked McLaren Vale Chardonnay and Riesling, which was oxidatively handled, pressed and fermented with no sulphur to encourage dryness. A portion of the white wine was split, spending one week on unpressed Grenache skins, following the ripasso method, before going into tank for four months on lees. The ripasso process is similar to steeping tea in hot water, needing to be long enough to pick up the ideal amount of flavour, texture and colour, but not too long that it becomes too bitter.
Nose: Quince, watermelon, strawberry
Palate: Amaro, a creaminess cut by a fresh acidity