We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of the team – the 2013 Dust Kicker Rose…
The 2013 vintage in the Barossa was brought on early by a dry finish to winter and more dry spring weather. The grapes selected for this year’s The Dust Kicker Rosé had bright, full flavours by mid-February. The Grenache was sourced from two vineyards, one in Bethany and one at Vine Vale, while the Mataro was sourced from Light Pass.
The fruit was crushed, but not de-stemmed, before it macerated for 24 hours. The fruit was pressed gently, the juice left to settle and then fermented by wild yeast. Once the ferment was completed the wine was stored in a stainless steel tank with an occasional battonage (to re-incorporate the lees) before bottling.
Colour: Light, vibrant salmon pink.
Bouquet: Bright red fruit aromas jump from the glass… wild cherry and cranberry. There are also vanilla panacotta aromas as well as ‘strawberries and cream’, creamy Brie and Maple Syrup tones in the background. Lighter notes of dried citrus peel, blood orange and red licorice are also present.
Palate: This is a soft, fresh wine with a savoury finish. There are bright red and maraschino cherry flavours to begin with and the ‘strawberry and cream’ theme continues. There are also splashes of blood orange and stone fruits. The soft texture flows with bright acidity, citrus peel tannin structure and a distinct savoury, lingering finish.
Variety: 55% Grenache; 45% Mataro
Region: Barossa Valley
Production: 265 cases