Preece Nagambie Grenache Rose 2022

Type: Rose
Country: Australia
Region: Victoria
Grape Variety: 100% Grenache
Alcohol Percentage: 12.6%
Rating: 90 James Halliday Points

Climate: Mediterranean climate. The warmth of the region is softened by an abundance of lakes, billabongs and creeks
Terroir: The Grenache fruit for the Rose was sourced from the Bells Block on Mitchelton Estate in Central Victoria. Planted in 1998, the vines are located on a well-drained site adjacent to the Goulburn River. The surrounding water mass provides a moderating effect on temperatures throughout the vineyard allowing the harmonious development of sugars and flavour.
Ageing: At optimum ripeness, the fruit was picked in the cool of the morning to protect the delicate flavour compounds that preside within the grape. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit was promptly destemmed and gently crushed under a blanket of carbon dioxide gas. This is followed by leaving it for 3 hours on skins in the press to allow for the gentle extraction of colour and flavour. The juice is then pressed off the skins into the tank. A cold settling period of 72 hours, before being carefully racked and inoculated with selected cultured yeast. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is blended and stabilised before final filtration and bottling

Color: Pale pink with salmon and lavender hints
Nose: Lifted fragrant aromas of wild strawberry, tangerine and sour cherry along with distinctive herbal garrigue scent
Palate: Bright, fleshy fruit flavours of sweet cherry, wild strawberry, raspberries and red currants are matched by a natural, fine acid backbone. The wine builds through the mid-palate delivering a persistent, savoury, textural and balanced finish

About the Winery:
On the 22nd of August, 1969 the first Preece vines were planted at Mitchelton’s home base, on the verdant banks of the mighty Goulburn River in Nagambie, Central Victoria. The Preece Wines collection pays homage to the legacy of Mitchelton’s founding winemaker Colin Preece, also known as one of Australia’s masterful blenders. Embracing the fastidious approach and innovative flair that Colin Preece extolled throughout his highly decorated career, the Mitchelton winemakers creatively explore Victoria’s rich and diverse viticultural landscape and some of the best patchwork of exciting sub-regions in search of highly expressive sites and the finest quality. Handcrafting a collection of fruit-forward varieties, the contemporary Preece wines herald an exciting new era of wine and viticultural exploration from this iconic Victorian winery.