Picnic Rose

Luscious on the palate with hints of strawberry, blueberry, roses and spring flowers. Flavours of ripe berries. Notes of floral and herbs balance the bright acidity and mouth-watering dry finish. Made from Merlot 46%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 18. Picked at night to ensure minimum colour pick-up, 6 hours on skins from picking to fully pressed off. Varieties were picked separately, cold fermented and assembled to make the Picnic Blend. In 1890, Amos William Howard discovered subterranean clover thriving naturally in a picturesque valley in the Adelaide Hills. Howard Vineyards stone barn Cellar Door and premium red vineyard are located in Nairne, on the site of this original farm. Subterranean clover continues to grow at this site, restoring Nitrogen and ensuring the health and quality of the soil in this spectacular vineyard. 30km away, their high altitude (470m), cool climate white vineyard at Schoenthal (Beautiful Valley in German) is one of the Adelaide Hills finest sites for growing fresh, crisp Sparkling and white wines. It is these two unique vineyard sites that enable them to grow exceptional white and red grapes without compromise, and the Estate grown Picnic, Clover and Amos wines are renowned for their delicate notes and distinctive fruit purity. The winery is headed up by Tom Northcott. Tom oversees all vineyard and winemaking operations and his philosophy is simple; to make textural, cool climate wines that are light and elegant with a finesse that reflects the terroir of our vineyards.

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