McLaren Vale, SA.
Our aim with the Morning Bride is to make a beautiful, very pale pink Rosé reminiscent of the French ones made from Mourvedre in the South of France . Ours is made using Shiraz however, which we harvest early to make a dedicated Rosé wine. The Morning Bride was not made as an afterthought! The colour is a little darker than I would have liked. I would like to say that some quirk of nature affected the colour, but in fact the cause was more mundane. The forklift transporting the bin of Shiraz to be crushed and de-stemmed ran out of steam and the grapes lay in their own juice for just that little bit too long. Don’t worry though – this has not in any way affected the taste of this delicate, bone-dry Rosé! You will find strawberry, watermelon, and a mild exotic ginger spice character on the nose, and fresh red fruits on the palate. Morning Bride is quite delicious as an aperitif and wonderful with crab, spicy food or a caramelised onion tart à la Provence.