Our Wine Varieties

Rose

Rose is derived from the French word rose meaning pink. It is a style of wine that integrates small amounts of juice from the grape skins, ultimately giving it a pink colour. The depth of colour in a rose is dependent on the grape variety and the winemaking method. Pokolbin Estate Vineyard utilises the skin contact method. Using the Shiraz grape, Pokolbin Estate normally ferments the wine for 2 days with contact with skins.

Additionally, Pokolbin Estate produces an unconventional rose-like wine made from drawing off juices from our Sangiovese ferments. We call this wine Bela Rosa, roughly translated to beautiful red. This wine was created through ageing the Sangiovese grape in American oak for a year, then blending it with a newer vintage Sangiovese which ultimately had more residual fruit sugars.

Both our Rose and Bela Rosa are best served chilled and are ideal on a hot day.