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Of the ‘22: “A dry style, well made and presented. Spiced strawberry and cherry flavours all juicy and appealing before a textural, well-honed, satisfying finish. It doesn't put a foot wrong!“

94 Points | Campbell Mattinson, Wine Companion, July 2023

Another bright fresh style from the little island stable; with a pale pink colour, faint whiffs of watermelon skin and strawberries and cream, this is a super example of a dry Rosé. As per the previous vintage (and first vintage of this little island rosé), it is an intentional blend of Shiraz from our Kangaroo Island and McLaren Vale shiraz. Drink chilled. 

The little island rosé is a dedicated rosé – the Shiraz is picked from their Kangaroo Island and McLaren Vale vineyards early to make this wine. Once in the winery, the grapes were pressed off skins and then fermented in stainless steel tanks, just like a white wine.  This process remains the same, year in and year out.

ABOUT SPRINGS ROAD WINES

Springs Road Wines has been owned and operated since 2016 by the owners of Battle of Bosworth Wines Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith. After taking the McLaren Vale based Battle of Bosworth winery crew on a mystery tour of Kangaroo Island at the end of the 2016 vintage, Joch was shopping for groceries in the regional town of Kingscote when he happened upon a sales advertisement for Springs Road vineyards. After recognising the vineyards potential, the property was bought and the rest is history.

The vineyard is on a special site in a very special place. It has a unique combination of relatively low rainfall, low soil fertility and a moderate maritime climate which results in low yielding vines producing highly coloured and intensely flavoured wines. We have approximately 11 acres of Shiraz, just under 11 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and just about 3 acres of Chardonnay planted at Springs Road. These Kangaroo Island vineyards are a perfect fit for us in their pristine location on an island which is certified GMO free.

Joch has continued with his organic ways which began in his vineyards in Willunga and Springs Road is undergoing conversion to certified organic viticulture.

(BB6121)

Grape Variety Shiraz
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Springs Road
SKU BB6121