Rosily vineyard is planted on a gentle hill sloping down to a tributary of the Wilyabrup brook, which flows in the winter months. The soil types on the property vary from deep gravelly loams, to coarse gravels, to lighter sandy soils over a clay base. This soil diversity (in conjunction with Margaret River’s climate and our north facing aspect) gives Rosily Vineyard the ability to produce vastly different styles of wine, all from within the 80 acre site. The most elevated portion of the block has some gravel. This was specifically identified as being ideally suited for the chardonnay vines in the initial stages of planting.
Vine Age: 29 years at harvest time. Cropping Amount: 11.29 tonnes. Cropping Level: 1.59 tonne / acre. 7 different clones, with just over 62% of the fruit used coming from the gingin clone and the remainder sourced from the Burgundian clones 95, 96, 76, and 277.
Each clonal component is carefully matched to the ideal selection of French oak, with different parcels then receiving different amounts of malolactic fermentation, contact with solids and lees stirring. Barrel ferments were allowed to start with wild yeasts before being finished with cultivated strains. A small portion of barrel fermented Pinot Blanc has been added for further complexity.
Average Production (over 24 years) – 723 cases, 2023 Production – 727 cases
This wine is ready for immediate drinking however it has the structure and composition to gain further complexity over the next 7 years.