2017 Clairault Margaret River Rose
100% Merlot. A fruit-driven wine exhibiting aromas of red berries, fairy-floss and red apple. The palate has a coating entry of raspberries, cherries and velvet acidity with a crisp finish and puckering grape fruit texture balanced by viscous strawberry density.
Winemaking note: The Merlot fruit is crushed and skin contacted at low temperature for around 4 hours in order to extract colour and fragrances from the skins. The juice is cold settled prior to fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel with the aim to preserve freshness and capture aromatics. When fermentation was complete, the wine was then racked off its lees before stabilising and bottling in July of the vintage.