2018 Groiss Rosé ‘Hasenheide’

Weinviertel, Austria


Hasenheide means “garden of the hares” – it’s the vineyard where the grapes come from. A blend of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt from soils of gravel with limestone. The bunches were selectively hand harvested over several passes. The grapes were given five hours of skin contact before gentle pressing. Kept on the lees until the end of January. Fermented and raised in stainless steel. Alcohol 12.5%; RS 1.4/L; acidity 6.7g/L.

Delicate salmon pink with a nose of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries. Juicy fruit on the palate underpinned by stony minerality. Great balance and drinkability – this is a winning all-rounder.