A bit of a switch up for Rainbow Juice in 2021 with the wine being predominantly Pinot gris co-fermented on skins for 6 days with Gewürztraminer. The result is a super aromatic textural delight that holds true to the Rainbow Juice mantra of a skin contact rose (if that makes sense at all).
Varieties: Pinot gris, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Chardonnay & Sauvignon blanc
Vineyards: Charleston (Pinot gris & Syrah), Summertown (Sauvignon blanc), Ashton (Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay) & Woodside (Gewürztraminer)
Winemaking notes: Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer were picked and co-fermented together for six days before being pressed and aged in stainless steel. The Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay were also fermented on skins for a week before pressings and going into 500L oak puncheons. The wine was blended and bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2021 with a small amount of sulphur and a 2% addition of Syrah to give it a slight pink blush.