1314 Rose 2023

1314 Rose 2023

1314 wines are made from estate grown fruit, in a vibrant and approachable style for early enjoyment and refreshing drinking.

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1314 Rosé is made from a blend of estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Merlot grown on our established vineyards, planted in 1981, 1990 & 1996.

Handpicked fruit was whole bunch pressed, settled over night, and racked to tank for temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine was racked to a combination of stainless steel and old barrels for a 3-month maturation on lees prior to bottling.

        The 2023 Rosé is a lovely, fresh and summery style which provides refreshment but also interest and complexity. Pink grapefruit, red apple and aromatic spice notes present on the nose, and on the palate strawberry and apple skin flavours, orange zest and some Campari-like bitterness which leaves the palate feeling clean, dry and ready for the next sip.

        94 points. It’s so fresh there’s almost some spritz. It’s a pale crimson colour and it’s dry in style, but the flavours are where it gets interesting. It’s herbal and meaty and strawberried and spicy, twigs here, fruits there, character everywhere. It’s finely balanced and has good mouthfeel but it’s the unusual intricacy of the flavours that ultimately beguiles. Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au.

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        1314 Chardonnay 2022
        Regular price $35 Sold out
        1314 Pinot Noir 2022
        Regular price $35 Sold out
        1314 Shiraz 2014
        Regular price $27
        2023 Vintage

        The 2023 growing season started off cold and wet. For the first time since 2011 our dam was full, and in fact overflowed for most of October and November (rainfall for the calendar year of 2022 was 800mm). Budburst was slightly behind average timing, but crops were down significantly: the bunch counts were low in the first place, we had a mild frost in September and the wet weather finally caught up with us via downy mildew. The rain stopped at the end of December.

        The overall heat accumulation was the same (1338 Growing Degree Days) as 2021, both seasons on the slightly cooler side of average but differing in that the heat for 2023 was more toward the second half of the season. Veraison occurred in February and then we picked Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling in March, and Shiraz and Cabernet/Merlot in the first week of April. The picking weather was pleasant and the fruit arrived at the winery in very good condition.

        While quantity was down (especially in Pinot Noir) quality was good: fresh acidity, concentration, colour, tannin and steady fermentations have us looking forward to bottling, and seemingly warmer and drier seasons as El Niño returns.

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