P r e s e r v a t i v e F r e e P i n k
Viticultural & vinification notes Winemaker Mark Warren’s comments
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: An outstanding Margaret River vintage for both white and red wines. Mild temperatures and lack of rain throughout the harvest period have produced what we think will be the best vintage of this decade.
COLOUR Pale Salmon Pink
NOSE A wine with floral, tropical, cherry and strawberry
aromas that combine with lemon tart and pastry-like
notes from the malolactic fermentation
PALATE A chalky wine with a freshness and vibrancy that indicates it has avoided the harmful effects of oxidation. The flavour profile is all about pear, peach, citrus and red fruit with hints of apple pie, green cherry and an underlying savouriness.
VINEYARDS Three Hills
Hand pruned to rods
GRAPE VARIETY Grenache & Verdelho
MATURATION In stainless steel, and bottled under screw cap
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.2g/l
If you love rosé but suffer from an asthmatic type response to wine, headaches or other inconvenience – our new PF Pink is perfect for you. Whilst this is the first preservative free rosé we have made, we have a long history of making wine without the use of sulphur dioxide. This is still considered frontier stuff in winemaking and it is only for the brave and the careful.
The wine is made from fruit from our vineyard in Karridale. It goes through 100% malolactic fermentation – a necessity when making this style. A state-of-the-art filler and screw capper protects the wine from the oxidative effects typically encountered at bottling. The rest must remain secret.
Expected life: Designed for early summer drinking but can be expected to remain fresh and vibrant over a minimum of two years
Happs Preserve Free Pink 750ml