2023 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rose


A light red wine with a touch of sweetness and crisp acidity on the finish. Best served chilled.






A screw cap has been used on our 2023 Ensemble Rose to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.


Best young and fresh, and served chilled. Over 3-4 years cellaring, this wine will appear more savoury in style.

Vegan Friendly



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


Contains Sulphites

Technical Details

Res. Sugar 7.63 g/L
pH 3.25
TA 6.23 g/L
Alcohol 13.7 % v/v

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Fruit Sourcing


Harvest Date

March and April 2023

The 2023 growing season was one of the most challenging of the last decade, with above average winter and well above average spring rainfall falling. The well-publicised flooding through the Murray River system saw the river peak at Corowa at 8.07m on November 15th, causing severe flood damage to our Sunday Creek vineyard, and minor flood damage to our Carlyle vineyard.

We lost access to the Sunday Creek vineyard from the 27th October to the 9th December, being unable to drive any vehicles or spray the vineyard during this critical time. Parts of the vineyard were completely underwater for weeks, with the vines dropping their leaves and fruit completely.

Yields have been impacted accordingly, with certain blocks being 80-90% down, and other blocks 30-40% down.

The rain continued throughout December and January, until we finally received some respite from it, with no rain falling at all in February, just in the knick of time for the onset of harvest. Harvest started on the 1st March, with Rutherglen Chardonnay grapes, around 3 weeks later than usual.

The harvest took some time to gain momentum, with scattered rain events and the cooler season causing many delays in picking. We started hitting our vintage straps towards the end of March and into April, with harvest finishing in the second week of May.

Quality is variable, which is indicative of the season, however there are always some gems in the cellar worth discovering.  We are very pleased with the quality of the Chardonnay this vintage, it has been a real highlight, while the earlier picked parcels of Shiraz are looking very strong, as well as one outstanding parcel of Muscat, picked just before the Easter rain event.

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 stabilized, fined and clarified prior to bottling in late June 2023 to ensure the fruity characters of the wine were locked in.

Our 2023 Pfeiffer Ensemble Rosé has a bright pink colour and lovely aromas of strawberries, raspberries 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.

It is perfect with Australian cuisine, our outdoor climate and our cosmopolitan lifestyle. Particularly enjoyable with Japanese food.

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