2021 brings a brand new handful of goodness to the david Franz drinking stable! All the prettiest most delightful aromatic varieties were kept to one side and carefully co-fermented to create a sweet, sexy seductive mouthful of YUM! Chilled down and smashed back with abandon the 2021 Pink Bits is unashamedly the Sweet Thing you've secretly been trying to get your cheeky little hands on!
86% of the Blend from Kevin Bartch’s Nursery Block
Langmeil Road Tanunda
14% of the Blend from James Lindner’s Seppeltsfield Road Block
Bright Pale Strawberry Bubblegum with seductive pink notes about the meniscus
Fragrant aromatic potpourri of all the aromatic muscat varietals - slipping effortlessly between roses and bubblegum with that ever present Turkish delight; a cheeky urchin peeking out underneath
sweet, balanced and utterly PINK! Think Bubblegum, think strawberries think sof pink musk sticks... A generous fruit driven body finishing with a long lingering smear of raspberry sorbet. Best when fully chilled - in Summer pour over ice.
All fruit for the 2021 Pink Bits Rose was handpicked. 330kgs of Black Muscat from James Lindner’s Seppelstfield Road Block supplied the starting point for our co-fermented blend in the last days of January. Kevin Bartsch’s Nursery Block - pick #1 followed a couple of weeks later with a modest 1.6 tonne. This was finished off in late march second and final picking of Kevin Bartsch’s Nursery Block supplying another 480kgs of fruit salad goodness. As each batch of grapes came in they were Destemmed to Open Fermenters and Chilled on skins to 5 Degrees C then carefully basket pressed off. After Basket Pressing the free run and pressings were combined and allowed to cold ferment on full lees over a 6-week period. bottled and released fresh in December 2021.