Rosnay Freedom Red
Preservative Free Wine
Vintage: Current Vintage (Enquiries Welcome)
Varieties The Freedom Red is was made from 75% Shiraz and 25% Mourvedre
It is smooth and easy drinking, and can be enjoyed either at room temperature or slightly chilled. The wine is not made for ageing. Only a limited amount of this wine is produced each year to ensure that the wine is sold within 12 months of bottling.
In 2012, for the first time, Rosnay took the leap of producing a wine without any sulfur dioxide to preserve it. It was made from 100% Mourvèdre, a late ripening Spanish red wine grape widely grown in the south of France. It is resistant to drought and disease, and makes a soft and rustic wine, ideal with earthy flavours of root vegetables, mushrooms, grilled meats, game and duck.
Preservative Free means the wine was made without any preservatives, in particular, sulfur dioxide. Preservative free red wine has a very vibrant colour with tinges of purple when first bottled, reducing slightly as the wine slowly oxidises in the bottle. The flavours are equally rich and vibrant, with an abundant nose followed by a palate of ripe cherry and black currant. The mouth feel is full and rounded, with some oak contact, and the finish is generous and round with an element of residual sweetness (approx 6g/litre).
The original label painting by Florence Statham is of the Ibis who are wonderful and frequent visitors to Rosnay.