Evan Evans ROSSO: our freshest red is our finest blend.

The Evan Evans BAROSSA ROSSO is a distinctive red wine blend that captures the diversity of contemporary grape varieties grown in the Barossa Valley with the terroirs of multiple vineyards into a single wine. It combines traditional Rhône varietals, such as Barossa Shiraz and Grenache, with later-ripening Mediterranean counterparts, like Montepulciano and Aglianico. The final blend is a medium-bodied dry red, full of flavour, plush palate weight and lifted aromatics.

Designed specifically for Australian cuisine, the BAROSSA ROSSO stands out as a delicious, detailed and bistro-friendly wine. Every season’s vintage variation reflects changes in composition based on selected blending parcels. The final cuvée exemplifies our commitment to respectful winemaking,  careful élevage and studious blending without any unnecessary moves prior to bottling. Learn more.

Evan Evans Wines takes pride in annually releasing the ROSSO blend, cultivated on the ancient Peramangk and Ngadjuri landscapes that our Barossan family vineyards now thrive, with many undergoing conversion to meet the Australian Certified Organic Standard.

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Evan Evans ROSSO 2022 Barossa Valley

This new release is a true Vino Rosso that captures five Barossa Valley vineyards of south Australia. The 2022 vintage displays a harmonious fusion of Montepulciano, Shiraz, two clones of Mataro, and Nero d’Avola components.

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Evan Evans Wines: 2022 BAROSSA ROSSO: Product information

Barossa Valley sub-regional blend.

RRP $28.0
Barossa Valley
Volume: 750 mL
Cellaring potential: 6+ years from vintage.

Composition:

34% Montepulciano (Vine Vale)
26% Shiraz (Tanunda)
9% Mataro, Langmeil heritage clone (Stone Well)
11% Mataro, Wendouree clone (Stone Well)
20% Nero d’Avola (Seppeltsfield)

Landscape:

Parcels taken from five vineyard sites located in Tanunda, Stone Well, Vine Vale, and Seppeltsfield. Elevations: Lowest, 270m (Stone Well) to highest, 300m (Seppeltsfield).

Soil profiles:

Diverse! This wine represents some highly calcareous and alkaline subsoils in Stone Well; the deep sands over clay (at depth) in Vine Vale; the silty, alluvial banks of the Para creek, and the brown, texture-contrast loams of Seppeltsfield.

Growing Season:

The 2021 Barossan winter was the wettest in 27 years. High levels of rainfall smashed the long term averages and replenished the drought stricken Para River, and gushed into the creeks, dams and soil profiles. The growing season started slowly due to La Niña conditions. Cooler daytime temperatures caused budburst to occur later than usual. An extreme hailstorm on October 28th swept across the region, wiping out many crops in Stone Well, Seppeltsfield and Eden Valley. Although a sunny spring helped damaged canopies recover, significant crop potential was lost.

Unusual Weather Patterns:

Mid-November brought cold and wet weather during flowering, negatively impacting fruit-set and potential yields. December and January were characterised by a burst of summer heat without heat waves. Yet, just before the beginning of the vintage, another severe weather event brought heavy rain and more hail to some areas. Fortunately, the mild and dry conditions that followed were perfect for later-ripening grape varieties (Mataro, Grenache, Montepulciano).

Harvest and Quality:

Overall, these various weather events resulted in lower yields throughout the region; down 20% on 2021. Harvest was delayed in the cooler weather. Fruit developed later and there were second crops present. As a result, the 2022 wines showcase elegance, incredible perfume and considerable acidity, with a vibrant core of flavor. Montepulciano and Grenache stood out, showing amazing flavour with high intrinsic acids.

Winemaking prospects:

In such a cold, wet season, the older vines truly stood tall with balanced numbers. In contrast, the younger vines experienced a noticeable sourness at ripeness. The ripening process was initially slow, and then came the double blow of hail and heavy rainfall. Following this, the weather turned dry and scorching, turning to rapid ripening. Unfortunately, the acid levels couldn’t keep pace with the increasing sugar content, resulting in high acids at high baume. To address this challenge, we planned to elevate pH values in the red ferments by using higher percentages of whole bunches. Extended skin contact was also to be implemeted as part of the solution.

Fruit processing:

The different parcels for the ROSSO were hand-harvested between 24th March and 1st April 2022. They arrived to the winery high in natural acid (Montepulciano), optimally ripe and perfectly tannic (Nero, Mataro) or overripe with mid-palate generosity (Shiraz). The parcels were weighed and partitioned for fermentation. Some were fully de-stemmed, other parcels saw 50% whole-bunch fermentation and other parcels were co-fermented.

Vinification:

Fermentation durations ranged from 10 to 36 days on skins. Fermentation: in small, open-topped ferments, hand-plunged, plus daily pumpovers. Extended macerations of one to eight weeks, under wraps.

Élevage:

All ferments were basket-pressed to puncheons, on full solids for the winter. The final cuvée was racked and blended in Spring, and returned to seasoned puncheons for a further 4 months elevage and gentle settling.

Bottling:

Bottled without filtration on March 6th after 12 months total maturation.

Tasting notes:

This Rosso is intensely aromatic, richly flavoured, fruity, spicy and earthy. Beautifully balanced. Bright, with red fruits and low-noted with darker fruits. Its weight is lush. The finish is dry and green-edged. A delicious and interesting wine.

Cellaring potential:

Good. 5+ years from vintage. Guaranteed under technological cork closure. The wine has balance, structure and lift aplenty.

Winemaker:

Jeremy Evan Evans

Labs:

SO2 50/88 mg/L, Alc 14.0%, pH 3.67, TA 5.6 g/L, VA 0.91 g/L, malate 0.16 g/L, RS 1.5 g/L, NTU 27.30

 

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