Farr Rising 2016 Saignee (Rose)
Winery : Farr Rising
Farr Rising Saignee is made by Nick Farr from Geelong pinot noir fruit.
A rosé by any other name would hardly taste as sweet...Farr Rising Saignée is a seriously good rosé with few peers; it's akin to drinking liquid rubies.
Saignee is a French winemaking term to describe 'bleeding' juice from just-picked grapes. This has two benefits - you can make a delicious rosé from the initial 'bleed' and it also concentrates the remaining grape juice, resulting, in Farr Rising's case, in a fuller flavoured pinot.
The Farr Rising winemaking team treats the making of their saignée rosé very seriously, giving it the full barrel ferment treatment to add layers of complexity and a smidge of savouriness. I say smidge because the overall impression when enjoying a glass of Farr Rising Saignée is of the most gloriously sweet fruit - acid subsumed, tannins subsumed, oak influence subsumed, but adding style, elegance and all the other nuances which make this a complete wine.