Fruit to make the Fer 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 these premium blocks allows the unique combination of variety, soil type and microclimate to shine through and produce a parcel of fruit with true character. The 2020 vintage was a warm year in Margaret River allowing enough time to ripen fruit to our specification.
The Fer 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 2020 Jack out the Box Rose was bottled in September 2020 to flint premium claret glass with a stelvin closure.