1314 Rose 2023
The 1314 range of wines are made from all estate grown fruit in a vibrant, nouveau style for early enjoyment and refreshing drinking.
Minimum Order 6 Units (straight or mixed)
- Tasting Notes & Reviews
The 1314 Rose is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz fruit grown on our winery block, planted in 1981, 1990 and 1996. The soils are dense clay over limestone and the vineyard is farmed on organic principles.
Bunches of fruit came to the winery in very good condition with optimal ripeness, and were delicately whole bunch pressed and racked to tank. The wine went through fermentation in stainless steel and was rested on lees prior to bottling in July.
The 2023 growing season started off cold and wet. Our dam was full, and overflowed for most of October and November. Budburst was slightly behind average timing, but crops were down significantly. The rain stopped in December and we saw some warmth and sunshine late in the growing season. Quality was good: with fresh acidity, concentration, colour, tannin and steady fermentations.
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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