Notes from Winemaker Dane Johns:
Alright.. so as most of you are already aware, the Cardinia Ranges vineyard was sold which means we lost our lease on that piece of land. Subsequently the vines were pulled out which only added insult to the injury. This means that 2019 was the last version of the Cardinia Ranges Rosé.
So the 2021 version of the rosé is from the Mt Camel vineyard in Heathcote and is 100% Shcioppettino.
Last year the Shcioppettino rosé was released under the now (seemingly diluted) Brutal label. This is essentially the same wine with the original Rosé label. I hope this is not too confusing.
If your familiar with the Brutal Rosé from last years release (2019) then you will be familiar with this wine. 100 % Shcioppettino, 100% stainless steel. Slightly cleaner/ lighter (in colour) than the Brutal version due to the season and the subsequent fruit. And also due to the fact this wine was racked twice as opposed to being bottled off gross lees.
Highly perfumed and delicate wine. Brimming with interest and energy. Very focused and detailed on the pallete. A truly unique wine.
Only one small tank produced in 2021.