2017 Blackjack Rosa
Much of the 2017 vintage at Blackjack Vineyards was hampered by rain. In an attempt to enhance the concentration of our Shiraz fermentions we bled a percentage of juice off the just crushed grapes, into small older oak barrels and allowed it to ferment out.The result, 2017 Blackjack “Rosa” Rose. Many would know the story of Blackjack, but it bears repeating here because it is where the name “Rosa” comes from.
Blackjack was an American sailor who jumped ship at Melbourne in the 1860’s to come to the Castlemaine Gold Fields, where he eventually settled. His actual name- from court records- was Santa Rosa Ramoy, hence the name.
Made from estate grown Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes . Bright pink-crimson colour. Vibrant,with strawberry/ cranberry nose, and spice. Full, yet crisp on the palate. Plenty of fruit as well. Good palate weight, mouthfeel, and a lingering finish. Perfect with crispy skin salmon.