Roseland Bacchus 2014
Grape variety: Bacchus
Tasting notes: The exceptional fruit harvest of 2014 provides an overt and expressive nose typical of the varietal, with a complex nose bursting with tropical fruit, gooseberry, elderflower and cut grass. The palate is equally as exciting, yet elegant and full of flavour.
Food pairing: A thought provoking and very more-ish wine which pairs well with a range of fish dishes, fresh green vegetables and salads. Serve at 12 degrees.
Winemaker’s notes: The idea behind this Bacchus is to allow both the purity of varietal and the single vineyard at Portscatho, on the Roseland Peninsular, to express itself to the full. It was picked on two separate dates in October, 10 days apart. The earlier picking displays wonderful fresh grass and gooseberry characters, while the later picking was far richer, with an abundance of tropical fruit. The two were fermented separately in stainless steel at a cool temperature to preserve the characters present in the fruit. The wines underwent a short ageing period with regular lees stirring to add fullness and weight to the palate, after which they were blended together.