“We have a small vineyard in Basket Range planted to 21 varieties, but in some years only makes a barrel or two so overtime we have been adding bits and pieces from our other vineyards into the blends and hence…Rainbow Juice…it’s a blend of all our varieties from all our vineyards. Red varieties are direct pressed into rosé and the juice poured into a vat with the white varieties (de-stemmed) and then the vat is sealed up and left. So it’s a skin contact rose if that makes sense at all!”
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Varieties: Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Gewirztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit verdot, Malbec, Cabernet franc, Viognier, Chenin blanc, Pinot gris, Arramon, Arneis, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Trollinger, Syrah
Vinification Method: The wine ferments in stainless steel tanks with ambient yeast, in contact with the skins for 2-3 weeks. The wine is left undisturbed for around 11 months, racked a few times just to clarify the juice a little bit.