Curlew Estate Rosé has changed with the 2020 vintage. It is now created from a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet using the saignée extraction and fermentation technique.

(Saignée pronounced San-Yay.......meaning to bleed)


Seasonal Descriptions

2017          12.5% alc vol. Only an experimental batch was made to assess what level of quality could be achieved.

2018          14.0% alc vol. Hand picked from the earliest ripening divisions of the vineyard. Whole bunch pressing combined with carbonic maceration has provided vibrant colour and                   rich flavour. Maturation in aged American oak.

2020          14.0% alc vol. A complete new style of Rosé for 2020 following the loss of the 2019 vintage due to frost. The year of fallow conditions allowed the vines to build nutrient                   strength, which in turn provided extremely well filled out fruit for the harvest. So it was decided to separate the "free run" juice and ferment it as our Rosé.

Winemakers Notes