Rosily Cartographer 2018 Western Australia Margaret River
Rosily Cartographer 2018. The Blend 2017 Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Cabernet Franc 24%, Merlot 21%, Petit Verdot 7%, Malbec 3%
Appearance: Clear, bright, deep ruby red with a slight purple hue.
Nose: Fresh mix of floral and red fruits notes with spice and gum leaf hints.
Palate: Displaying herb, dark cherry, plum and black olive flavours with a vibrant, rich finish.
Grainy, elegant tannins flow smoothly to the finish. The quality of the 2017 vintage will
ensure this wine will cellar for seven to eight years from the release date.
Rosily Cartographer 2018
Rosily Cartographer 2018. The Blend 2017 Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Cabernet Franc 24%, Merlot 21%, Petit Verdot 7%, Malbec 3%. Appearance: Clear, bright, deep ruby red with a slight purple hue.Nose: Fresh mix of floral and red fruits notes with spice and gum leaf hints.Palate: Displaying herb, dark cherry, plum and black olive flavours with a vibrant, rich finish.Grainy, elegant tannins flow smoothly to the finish. The quality of the 2017 vintage willensure this wine will cellar for seven to eight years from the release date.
Rosily Vineyard is dedicated to making wines of excellence, that truly reflect the unique Margaret River environment from which they are derived.
We believe in respecting our environment, and working with it in a sustainable way to produce superior quality fruit from healthy, well balanced vines. We believe in working with this fruit through the winemaking process, so that the varietal and regional characteristics are there to be enjoyed in each and every bottle.
All of our fruit is hand harvested from our own vines, and all of our wines are produced in our own winery.
Rosily Vineyard is found in the heart of the Wilyabrup sub region, which is close to the coast and of a central to slightly northern latitude within the Margaret River wine region. All of Rosily’s wines are produced using fruit grown on the 12ha vineyard, which is planted on specifically chosen parcels of land within the 32ha Willyabrup property.
From the strong and structured Cabernet grown in the challenging top-of-hill gravels, to the full and fruity Semillon grown in the rich alluvial soils close to a gentle brook; our grapes are grown on unique parcels of soil, in a unique part of the world – and this is reflected in the quality of our wines.
The first vines were propergated at Rosily in 1994, using cuttings from the nearby Moss Wood vineyard. The rootlings were then planted out into the vineyard in 1995 and 1996(Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc), and 1997 (Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Franc). Later on in 2001 a small block of Petit Verdot was added, and then some extra Semillon in 2009.
Our minimal input philosophy is backed up with our commitment to maintaining our vineyard’s organic certification, which was acheived in 2017 after two years of trials and three years of conversion.
The importance of the health of our vineyard is paramount to the quality of our wines, and sustainability of our vineyard is also recognised as being vital. We believe that the process of organic certification for our vineyard is testament to our commitment to looking after the land.
All Margaret River vineyards enjoy the benefits of good winter rainfall, and of sunny, dry ripening seasons that avoid excessive heat given the cooling influence of the Indian Ocean. But within the Margaret River wine region, there are sub-regional differences that depend on latitude and on the distance from the ocean.
Within each sub-region, a single vineyard’s unique combination of soil types and micro-climates play a huge role in final wine quality, and on how different wine grape varieties will grow on different parts of the block. With all our fruit grown on the single vineyard, we are truely able to produce wines with a sense of place.
The four largest blocks of the vineyard are planted on a gentle hill sloping down to a tributary of a small stream which flows in the winter months. Additional blocks are planted on selected parcels of soils closer to the winter streams. Across the property the soil types vary from deep gravelly loams, to coarse gravels, to lighter sandy soils over a clay base.
Our vine rows all run east-west, and are 3.3m apart with vines planted every 1.8m along the row. This gives us a total of almost 21,000 vines – of 12 different varieties.
A typical sunny summer morning in Margaret River. By 10:00am, the strip of blue ocean will be flecked with the white-caps of the incoming sea-breeze, and by 11:00am the breeze will arrive with a cooling rush at the gates of Rosily Vineyard…30 seconds later even the far end of the Merlot rows will be given respite from the building heat!
Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia
$20 – $50
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Other Red Varietals