• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2020 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rose

A light red wine with a touch of sweetness and crisp acidity on the finish. Best served chilled.
Normal Price: $16.00
Wine Club Price: $14.40
Description
Availablity NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

Grapes Tempranillo | Shiraz | Frontignac

Vintage 2020

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2020 Ensemble Rose to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing Victoria

Harvest Date March and April 2019

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2019. Our annual rainfall for 2019 was well below the average 565mm, with only 356mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

Unfortunately, like many other wine regions in Australia, we experienced the devastating effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires, and the impact of smoke exposure to our vineyards, both the family owned and our long term growers.

After extensive analytical and organoleptical testing of both our fruit and micro ferments (we conducted 70 micro ferments prior to the start of vintage), we made the heartbreaking decision to reject approximately 70% of our normal intake.

Fortunately, we were able to draw on our industry friends and colleagues, who helped us source fruit from other regions across Victoria, that weren’t smoke affected, including Great Western, Bendigo, Heathcote, Nagambie and Swan Hill.

Generally speaking, yields were naturally low, due to the continued dry conditions of the season. The quality of the fruit that was harvested was very good, particularly in the reds. The low yields saw very good colour development, with the fuller varieties of Shiraz, Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo being the highlights of the season. Our white varieties were expressive of their varietal characters, with the textural varieties of Chardonnay and Vermentino being the highlights.

Winemakers Comments Made in a saignée style (where the juice was bled off from the skins after 4 hours skin contact), our Ensemble Rose was co-fermented in a stainless steel tank for approximately 15 days at temperatures of 15-17° Celsius.  

The wine was stabilized, fined and clarified prior to bottling in early May 2019 to ensure the fruity characters of the wine were locked in.

Our 2020 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rosé has a bright pink colour and lovely aromas of strawberries, raspberries and a touch of spice.  The palate is fresh and fruity, with juicy berry and cherry flavours and a clean, refreshing finish.  Enjoy straight from the fridge or ice bucket.

Partners It is perfect with Australian cuisine, our outdoor climate and our cosmopolitan lifestyle.   Particulary enjoyable with Japanese food.

Cellar Best young and fresh, and served chilled. Over 3-4 years cellaring, this wine will appear more savoury in style.

Vegan Friendly Yes

Yeast ICV GRE – a yeast that promotes fruity characters, particularly in rosé wines.

Allergens Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details
Res. Sugar 16.20 g/L
pH 3.24
TA 6.15 g/L
Alcohol 13.1 % v/v