Published on November 4, 2016

tasting notes

Appearance: Rich rose colour.
Nose : Intense floral and berry characters.
Palate: Refreshingly dry but very fruity, with a hint of butter. Luscious, soft mouthfeel.


The major grape varieties used for this wine were Pinot noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.


Rosé is made by crushing red grapes and pressing them early, before colour and bitter and astringent tannins have been extracted from the skins. But the lack of tannin generally causes Rosé wines to mature quicker than reds. They are usually drunk while they are young and lively and not cellared for more than a year or two.
This year's Rosé has quite a lot, but very soft tannins and we expect it to age more slowly than usual.
13.5% Alc.


Local artist Max Nicolson has specially created a watercolour painting for the label of the new Sarsfield Estate Rosé.
The painting overlooks the Gippsland Lakes from Point Tyers near Metung, looking towards Raymond Island, Paynesville and Bairnsdale, with Mount Taylor in the background.

best drinking

Serve slightly chilled to cold. Excellent with seafood, terrine, chicken and most Asian dishes.



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