Woodcutter’s Rosé

The Woodcutter’s Rosé is unashamedly modelled on the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry rosés of Provence.

Woodcutter’s Rosé is unashamedly modelled after the gloriously scented and bone dry rosés of Provence. Adopting this traditional French method, the juice from freshly de-stemmed old vine Mataro is ‘bled off’ after limited contact with the grape skins, with a small portion aged in well-seasoned French oak Hogsheads.


Current Vintage 2021
The 2021 summer growing season was mild, with even and cool daily temperatures throughout.  Enhanced by good rains provided during the winter and spring of 2020, our vineyards grew wonderful canopies and developed well-formed grape bunches.  As a result of this long flavour development cycle in the vineyard, 2021’s signature is wines of high aromatic lift with densely coloured tints and exceptional balance.
Current Vintage 2020
Strong winds at flowering at the beginning of the growing season reduced berry and bunch count in many vineyards.  The difficult seasonal conditions continued up to harvest- a dry winter and spring were followed by very hot and dry December and January.  2020 was a difficult season to manage for both grower and winemaker with yields much lower than anticipated. Older vineyards with deeper roots remained steadfast under these conditions and produced small volumes of deeply concentrated wines from the lower yields. Semillon and Viognier were the starring whites, with delicate flavours and aromas. While the yields have been small, the overall quality has created deeply coloured and textured wines that resonate their place of origin.
Current Vintage 2019
The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average.  These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed.  
Current Vintage 2018
An above average winter rainfall led into a below average spring and summer rainfall, producing small bunches and small berries, leading to a reduced yield. Quality was certainly high, particular amongst our red varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 2018 wines will be remembered for their impressive colour, structure and longevity.
Current Vintage 2017
After a cold and rainy winter in 2016, the Barossa had one of its wettest springs on record, replenishing sub-soil moisture and setting the vineyards up for a healthy summer. Mild conditions during veraison and light rains in January and February, 2017, were followed by an extended warm, dry Indian summer, creating perfect ripening conditions through to April, 2017. An outstanding vintage producing bright, aromatic whites and intense, well-structured reds.
Current Vintage 2016
The 2016 Saignée is unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence, by adopting the traditional French method of Saignée. In essence we bled off some juice from freshly de-stemmed old vine Mataro.
Current Vintage 2015
The 2015 Saignée is unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence, by adopting the traditional French method of Saignée. In essence we bled off some juice from freshly de-stemmed old vine Mataro.
Current Vintage 2013
The 2013 Saignée is unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence, by adopting the traditional French method of Saignée. In essence we bled off some juice from freshly de-stemmed old vine Mataro. Like all serious Rosés, this years Saignée is best served lightly chilled and is a great accompaniment to Mediterranean styled cuisine and anything from the sea.
Current Vintage 2010
The 2010 Saignée is unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence. Like all serious Rosés, this years Saignée is best served lightly chilled and is a great accompaniment to Mediterranean styled cuisine and anything from the sea.
Current Vintage 2009
The 2009 Saignée is once again unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence. Like all serious Rosés, this years Saignee is best served lightly chilled and is a great accompaniment to Mediterranean styled cuisine and anything from the sea.
Current Vintage 2007
The 2007 Saignée is once again unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence. Medium Salmon in colour with flickers of well polished copper, the nose plays it close to the vest with notes of spiced minerals, fraises de bois and cracked peppercorns.
Current Vintage 2006
The 2006 Saignée is once again unashamedly modeled after the fabulously rich, gloriously scented and bone dry Rosés of Provence. Medium Salmon in colour with flickers of well polished copper, the nose plays it close to the vest with notes of spiced minerals, fraises de bois and cracked peppercorns.
Current Vintage 2005
The 2005 Saignée Rose, the first release of this wine, appears a clean salmon colour as it is poured into the glass, with a light terracotta tinge. The fragrant nose of ripe red cherries, orange rind, spice and earth immediately entice the drinker, and display how good Mataro Rose can be. The bright red fruits are carried over onto the palate and a crisp yet rich, lush finish complete this Rose’ s flavour profile.

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2020 - tasting notes and reviews

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2019 - tasting notes and reviews

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2018 - tasting notes and reviews

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2017 - tasting notes and reviews

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2016 - tasting notes and reviews

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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