VICTORY POINT 2015 ROSÉ

Located north of Margaret River township, Victory Point vineyard was established in 1998 by the Berson family to create premium wines. The totally unirrigated vines have been hand nurtured through the establishing years and are now producing extremely high quality fruit which truly reflects the vintage and site conditions each year.

Victory Point is rated 5 Star producer by James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.

Vintage 2015

The fruit for our Rosé was picked on 13th March at 11.5-13 Baume.

On delivery to the winery the whole bunches were destemed, crushed and pressed with minimal skin contact of just 4 hours. The wine was then settled and racked off lees before being inoculated with a yeast (traditionally used for pinot noir) to bring out the spice and savory flavours. It was cold fermented to dryness and cold stabilised. 30% of the wine was fermented in old barriques to add texture and depth. The 2015 Rosé is made from 38% Malbec, 34% Pinot Noir and 28% Cabernet Franc. The completed wine is 13% alc/vol.

The wine was bottled with screw cap closures in June 2015.

TASTING NOTES

Salmon in colour, this attractive and serious Rosé shows strawberry, red cherry, raspberry, blueberry and a touch of spice and floral notes in the mix on the nose.

The palate is a delightful mix of juicy ripe berries with fine acidity balancing the texture while a mineral dryness drives the length of the palate yet the lasting taste is of berries.

It is a good aperitif style as well as having the structure and texture to go with a range of Mediterranean food.

REVIEWS

2015 vintage:

"Made from malbec and cabernet franc, with a small amount barrel-fermented, which has not led to any salmon tinge to the colour. It has a distinctive flavour profile, not surprising given its varietal base; spiced plum comes to the fore of both its bouquet and palate, and continues in an unbroken stream through to the finish."

James Halliday, Wine Companion

95 / 100 Points

 

"Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Victory Point seems to be on the rise.
Good stuff this. Crisp red fruits, something of a violet perfume, but some muck and forest floor with it. Crunchy, lightly tannic, grip and shape through the mouth, and a long dry finish."

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

92 / 100 Points

 

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