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

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2019 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 AVAILABLE

Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot| | Tempranillo | Gewurztraminer

Vintage 2019

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2019 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 2018. Our annual rainfall for 2018 was well below the average 565mm, with only 316mm 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.

We experienced one of our hottest summers on record, with several weeks of temperatures above 40C in January. These exceptionally hot and dry conditions resulted in low yields, particularly in Chardonnay for the whites (which was around 40% down), in Shiraz for the reds (which was around 50%) and in our Muscat and Topaques (which were around 50% down). Overall our yields were 25-30% lower than forecasted.

Vintage commenced on the 21st February, with Pinot Grigio, Frontignac and Shiraz all being harvested on the first day. We experienced yet another compressed vintage, with 90% of our intake being harvested in 5 weeks and the remaining 10% of our intake being harvested in the subsequent 4 weeks. This of course put a lot of pressure on fermenter space, refrigeration and our staff, with such an intense period in the vintage.

Fruit quality is good, with the white varieties showing strong varietal characters and surprisingly good acidity given the hot weather. Our red wines have exceptional deep and dark purple colours, with ripe, generous and concentrated flavours, very much reflective of the vintage. Our fortified wines have performed strongly as well, with our Portuguese varieties for our port styles being particularly good and our Muscat and Topaque wines having great lusciousness and depth of flavour.

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 18 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 2019 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rose has a gorgeous pink colour and is bursting with aromas of red berries and watermelon.  The palate is fresh and fruity, with juicy summer berry flavours and a delicious, 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.

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

Allergens Nil Allergens.  Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details
Res. Sugar 15.02 g/L
pH 2.98
TA 5.49 g/L
Alcohol 13.4 % v/v