• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
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2021 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rose

A light red wine with a touch of sweetness and crisp acidity on the finish. Best served chilled.
Normal Price: $17.50
Wine Club Price: $15.75

Grapes Shiraz | Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Tempranillo | Gewurztraminer

Vintage 2021

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2021 Ensemble Rose to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

Reviews Watch this space.

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Fruit Sourcing Victoria

Harvest Date March and April 2021

Vintage The growing season got off to a great start, with higher than average rainfall volumes falling in both winter and spring, giving us an total annual rainfall of 657mm for the year.  Regular rain events occurred through September to November, with December recording lower than average rainfall.  These excellent conditions saw strong canopy growth and average to above average yields developing.

The beginning of summer was dry, yet mild, with only 3 days of temperatures exceeding 40˚C, just prior to Australia Day.  This was followed by a significant rain event of around 50mm, which increased the disease pressure on some varieties that were approaching their harvest date.  February and March were also dotted with rain events, with 50mm and 60mm falling respectively, again leaving certain varieties close to harvest susceptible to fruit breakdown. The timing of picking was critical to the overall wine quality.

Overall, the season was around 2 weeks later than usual, with the vintage starting on 17th February with Alpine Valleys Pinot Grigio.  The majority of the fruit was harvested in the second half of March, and into April, with rain events around Easter seeing our intake accelerate throughout the month of April, with the last fruit harvested on 30th April.

Quality is good, with white varieties showing lovely aromatics, and plenty of natural acidity, ensuring good longevity in the bottle. The red varieties show a diversity of style, with Shiraz performing well again across multiple sites, and our old vine Pinot Noir and Gamay looking particularly strong.

Our fortified varieties were unfortunately very low yielding and variable in quality. Our Portuguese varieties were affected by late rain, so we made the decision not to pursue a Vintage Fortified from 2021, but we have some real highlights in our Muscat and Muscadelle (for Topaque) from our Carlyle vineyard, which appear destined for our Grand and Rare soleras.

I am sure we will discover more vinous treasures in the cellar as time rolls on.

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 stabilised, fined and clarified prior to bottling in early June 2020 to ensure the fruity characters of the wine were locked in.

Our 2021 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rosé has a bright pink colour and lovely aromas of summer berries 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 11.61 g/L
pH 3.14
TA 6.02 g/L
Alcohol 13.4 % v/v