|Grape Variety||100% Malbec|
|Oak maturation||4 months- 100% 4 year old French oak barriques|
|Release date||September 2023|
||A complex and fragrant rosé that opens with savoury notes, strawberry, dried flowers, musk, brioche, flint and spice.|
|Palate||Full with a rich creamy mouthfeel and firm acidity. There are flavours of strawberry, nougat and musk. A richer style of rosé with a dry finish.|
|Food matches||Chicken terrine, seafood, grilled vegetables.|
Fruit to make the Jack out the Box Rosé was sourced from a premium vineyard in Margaret River. Close monitoring and analysis of these vines leads to shoot or bunch thinning by hand if required to obtain the perfect balance for good exposure and healthy ripening. A philosophy of minimal inputs in this premium block allowed the unique combination of variety, soil type and microclimate to shine through and produce a parcel of fruit with true character. The 2023 vintage was a mild year in Margaret River allowing enough time to ripen fruit to our specification.
The Malbec grapes were harvested early in the morning, then sent directly to the winery for processing where the free run juice was separated from the skins immediately to limit colour and phenolic extraction. The clarified juice was transferred to old French oak barrels for fermentation in a cool room. All barrels were stirred fortnightly until blending and bottling.
Storage / Bottling
The 2023 Jack out the Box Rose was bottled in August 2023 to flint premium claret glass with a stelvin closure.