A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mondeuse from our Piccadilly Valley vineyards. Fruit for our rosé is handpicked, chilled, and lightly pressed before fermenting in small old French oak barriques.
The Terre à Terre Rosé is an excellent example of textural rosé from the very cool climate region of Piccadilly Valley. It is very aromatic and also very savoury.
The 2021 Piccadilly Rosé is made from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mondeuse from our Piccadilly Valley vineyards. It is made in old oak, with some ageing on lees. It is a more complex style of rosé than most Australian examples, and can be aged for up to 5 years. The 2021 has the signature characters of Cabernet Franc – floral aromatics, berry flavours and a gentle tannin grip on the finish. The Merlot and Mondeuse add some middle palate texture and pleasant bitterness on the finish.
The vineyards are in the heart of the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, at high altitudes of 500m and above. The Piccadilly vineyards are all managed by Terre à Terre, following the same strict management practices as the Crayères Vineyard, i.e. hand pruning (Guyot Double), shoot thinning, green harvest to control yields, and hand harvesting.