Moi Wine’s fifth vintage of Rosé was an absolute stunner. This year the rosé was bumped up to the Filigree family which is Moi Wines' newest premium range of wines.
West Auckland saw a long dry heatwave across the final months of the 2018/19 summer.
It's vibrant colour is telling of it's strictly red grape variety heritage. Made from a field blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a soupçon of Malbec the field blend of grape varieties gives this Rosé an abundance of aromatic depth. With 10% of this wine fermented in an old oak barrel creating a viscous mid-palate texture, whilst the stainless steel component retains the vibrant red berry fruit aromas and a dry crisp finish.
Cherry compote, tangerine, peach melba and raspberry coulis on the nose. The bouquet is poised by the lithe tannin and vivacious midpalate of fresh blueberries, early summer strawberries, green apple skin crunch, red licorice with a twist of lime juice.
The ornate texture shows this wine was lovingly made with a feminine touch and duly named "Filigree".
Filigree; (noun) ornamental work of fine (typically gold or silver) wire formed into delicate tracery. (From Latin filum ‘thread’ + granum ‘seed’).
A friend and mentor once said: "wine, like life, is about texture" which in turn influenced my winemaking ever since.
The wines I make are focussed on fine delicate texture, not unlike fine filigree jewellery. The bottles are mostly nude in order to let the wine shine through in it's own glory. The phonetic spelling of the word is used as the branding because it is aesthetically pleasing but mostly because the word "Filigree" rolls off the tongue in a somewhat liquid and satisfying way.
Not too dissimilar to these wines...
This is seriously good wine and in my opinion my best Rosé yet...