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‘Everlasting Happiness’

Touriga Naçional Rosé   |   McLaren Vale - Australia


Everlasting happiness is a dream for everyone and yet only achieved in the mind and spirit rather than the being.  Louis wanted to take that dream and put it into a bottle; a serious rosé was the only answer.  The base is an organically farmed block in McLaren Flat where a heavy amount of lees work and bit of barrel aging to bring out the serious side of the everlasting happiness.

The fruit was hand-harvested and whole-bunch pressed for three hours directly to old French oak tonneau with all of the gross lees.  Louis did a heavy amount of lees stirring for the first two to three weeks building texture and getting as much oxygen in the ferments as possible.  The wine aged on the gross lees for eight months and was racked to tank to settle naturally before being bottled without fining or filtration and with just a small sulfur addition.


  • Grapes: 100% Touriga Naçional
  • Vineyard: Petrucci Vineyard (McLaren Flat)
  • Vine Age: 4-21-years-old
  • Soil Type: Sandy loam over sandstone
  • Viticulture: Practicing organic
  • Fermentation: Native – neutral French oak barrels
  • Skin Contact: None – just at the press
  • Aging: 8 months in neutral French tonneau
  • Alcohol: 11.4%
  • pH: 3.22
  • Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L
  • Total SO2: 65 ppm
  • Total Production: 325 cases

Tasting Note

Delicious seductive aromas of blood orange, fairy floss and Turkish delight, into a palate of pure fresh summer watermelon. Disappears fast.

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