The 2015 Ocean Eight Rose is made utilising the classic ‘Saignee’ method. Loosely translated saignee means ‘to bleed’ and here the Pinot Noir grapes are placed into a vat after they have been picked and the stalks removed. The total weight will break the skin of those grapes at the base of the vat and the resultant juice, or ‘must’ will extract both a pink pigmentation and just a little slick of tannin from the skins. The resultant wine is fragrant and lively but savoury and dry. The fruit flavours include bright red fruits like strawberry, raspberry and cherry. There is plenty of chewy texture across the palate and it’s crisp with precise acid complimenting the gentle tannin at the finish.