Our 2018 Inara Merlot Rose was 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 which retains the fresh red fruit characters. 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 red berry flavours support this savoury structure.