MINIM WINES - ROSÉ METCALFE SHIRAZ 2022
All red fruit and soft spice, with cranberries and stewed strawberries, kept fresh with a pink grapefruit acidity and softened with hints of cinnamon, Christmas spice. It feels like a bit of a serious drink…and it is, but its also really great company in less lofty, more free and easy times.
Picked early for bright acid, but pushed ripeness enough to welcome some tasty red fruit to the party. Hand-picked and direct pressed to stainless steel tank for natural fermentation on most solids. Resting over winter in tank and racked early spring with a sulphur addition prior to bottling.
ORIGIN Heathcote, Victoria
MAKER Minim Wines
A note from the Winemaker, Tim...
Local fruit, grown well, handled simply.
I want to make small wines from great sites around Central Victoria. I source from growers dedicated to soil health and fruit quality; some organic, some moving that way and some more conventionally grown. I work with native yeasts and tend to build complexity in my wines by fermenting smaller volumes with different approaches. Most wines age in old casks, some in stainless. I release lairy and fruitful blended wines in Spring and more focused varietal, single-site expressions throughout the following year.
Since 2019 I’ve been growing grapes on two vineyards in Metcalfe, learning as I go and committing deeper to regenerative agriculture as the seasons pass. Soil health is the biggest driver for me, so removing Glyphosate was step one. More on Metcalfe in the vineyards sections
My wines are made at Boomtown Winemakers Co-operative on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Castlemaine, Victoria.