Firestick is Poole's Rock's friendliest wine range, with wines built in a juicy fruit forward style that is ready for immediate drinking. The wines are still made with the care and attention of the rest of the range though, resulting in some very handy quaffers indeed.
This wine is a perfect case in point. It comes from some of the proper estate grown Shiraz fruit grown on the Poole's Rock vineyard in the Hunter Valley. This rosé is made from what is known as 'the bleedings', which is the juice that first comes out of the grapes as they are first crushed. Fittingly, it's a bright (though not quite blood coloured) red with some juicy fruit flavours and a crisp palate. Just a nice friendly wine really.
Medium pink in colour, the palate is elegant with silky cranberry and red berry flavours. These combine with sweet tannins and fresh acidity to give a crisp and dry finish.
Firestick Wine Awards & Accolades
Silver Medal: 2009 Royal Hobart International Wine Show