The Morning Bride is made to be a rosé – it’s not a by-product of a red wine which needed concentrating (this is a ‘saignée – or a bleed off version of the wine). We pick the Shiraz from our Chanticleer vineyard early, way before we pick it to make our Bosworth Shiraz. The flavors of the grapes are completely different at a lower Beaumé. The grapes spend practically no time at all on the skins, because we are keen for the wine to be very pale pink, à la the French Rosés from the Provence, albeit made from Shiraz and not Mourvedre (Mataro). Once through a cool fermentation the wine was stabilized, filtered and then went straight to bottle.
The flavors of this wine are on the green end of the flavor spectrum (watermelon and raspberries and strawberries not the red and black fruits that you will find in our Shiraz. The Morning Bride has terrific crunchy acidity, is clean and dry but textural too. It’s delicious.