The A by Arras Rose blend is driven by red fruits with an inclusion of Pinot meunier to add a soft and approachable juiciness to the palate. Chardonnay adds structural elegance and nuances of citrus and sea spray characters to the aroma.
A blend of youthful Tasmanian dry red Pinot noir (specifically made for this Rose style) was included to provide the beautiful light salmon pink and also enhancing the Pinot noir drive and light tannin level into the elegant Rose spectrum.
30 months on lees builds generous secondary characters of complexity.
Colour - Light salmon pink with an attractive crimson hue.
Aroma - Rose petal, Turkish Delight and sea spray combine beautifully with a light sourdough yeast influence.
Palate - Red berry and cream characters dominate the initial flavour rush and these are complemented by the secondary aged influences of stone fruits and lychee. The palate exhibits a soft and luscious fruitiness with an intriguing balance of dosage acidity and fine tannin. The flavours show great persistence and a beautifully fresh vibrancy.