Our 2017 Inara Merlot Rose is made from 100% Merlot. Unlike many rosé wines on the market, our grapes are picked solely for the purpose of producing rosé. This means the grapes were harvested at a lower alcohol than for a full bodied red wine. After the Merlot was picked it was pressed immediately to a stainless steel tank for a long, cool fermentation.
The appearance is pale salmon pink in colour. The wine is summer in a glass with ripe raspberry, cherry and violet aromas. Phenolics and acid play an important role in ensuring the wine has sufficient structure to be enjoyed with food. The fresh berry and red stone fruit flavours support this savoury structure.
Our 2017 Inara Merlot Rosé can be enjoyed any time of the year. In summer, it would be the perfect accompaniment to a picnic charcuterie, cornichon and pâté. In the cooler seasons, enjoy this wine with a bowl of steaming chile con carne.