Literally translated from the French verb "to bleed", Saignée truly is an outpouring of liquid emotion. The technique refers to a gentle leeching of juice from a greater fermentation, and in this case it came from our Very Special Shiraz, having the added bonus of concentrating the Shiraz ferment. But the Saignée is a Rosé - textured and dry with a balanced boldness. Strawberries and cream, a whiff of asphalt on a hot day and a nervy herby note. A serious Rosé here in only tiny quantities.