Springtime in the winery follows busy mid winter activities including racking wines post malolactic fermentation and sorting our V22 base wines. We have plenty to do before spring arrives when the excitement of new growth and Vintage 24 is upon us. To do list aside, on a cold winter evening it is a pleasure to think about spring sunshine, new growth and delicious new release wines from the season prior. What better way to toast spring than with our new Rosé 2023. With a challenging season leading into Vintage 2023, we realised we would not have the fruit for our Rosé 2023. Though disappointing this did create an opportunity for me to make a Rosé with our team in the Barossa to satisfy our Rosé lovers at Campbells. We really hope you enjoy the wine.
Our Rosé was harvested just as the berries began to soften ensuring we retained acidity. After holding the grapes in the press to gather plenty of flavour, yet with minimal colour, we pressed off for a steady fermentation on light lees with a further month on yeast lees. Gentle stirring gave a creamy textural element ensuring our finished wine was deliciously flavoursome yet elegant and composed. A great match with a little terrine and some oiled sourdough or a zesty salad with meaty prawns and crunchy noodles tossed through.
Campbells Roadshows are all set for Melbourne and Canberra – book in for a fun couple of hours and enjoy great wine including new releases and delicious grazing plates. Hope to see you soon in town or at our Cellar Door for a tasting with the Cellar Door crew. Vineyard platters available all day and no bookings required plus plenty of spring sunshine or warm fire, whichever suits best.