Yelveton Rd, Wilyabrup, 6284
Cellar Door: By appointment
Ph: (08) 9755 6336
The winery is named after Comte Francois de Rosily, a French navigator who in 1772 made the first charts of Flinders Bay in the south west of Western Australia.
The 12 ha Rosily Vineyard, was established in 1994, when owners Mike and Barbara Scott and Ken and Dot Allan purchased a 60 acre cow paddock in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. The vineyard is planted with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon plus a bit of Grenache and Cabernet Franc.
The original cuttings were taken from vines growing just a few kilometres south at the acclaimed Moss Wood Vineyard and were planted in 1994 through to 1997. Shortly before the 2000 vintage it was realised that the fruit had reached a quality level deserving of its own wine - so a winery was built on the property.
The winery's water requirements are fully met by collecting rainwater off the roof.
The winemaker is Mark Lemmes.
There are three types of Tasting notes:
(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)
(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer
(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)
Rosily Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Purchased: Not ($25)
(GXY) Tasting: Apr 2017, brightly lime, melon and nectarine with flint and nougat notes, palate is modestly leesy and creamy but underpinned with racy grapefruit acidity, good line and length (****)
Rosily Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Purchased: Not ($25)
(GXY) Tasting: Apr 2017, fleshy but firmly structured blackcurrant and mulberry with black olive, sage and mint leaf notes and a touch of blueberry, savoury, long and medium-full bodied with persistent grainy tannins and French cedar/vanilla oak support (****)
Rosily Chardonnay 2009
Purchased: Not ($23)
(GXY) Tasting: July 2011, brightly flavoured but creamy melon, nectarine and lime with matchstick and butterscotch notes, taut with a powdery texture with toasty cinnamon/vanilla oak on the flinty grapefruit finish (****)
Rosily Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Purchased: Not ($18)
(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2008, intense and complex for the region, palate shows cut grass, tropical fruit, lime and gooseberry flavours, spicy with the Semillon bringing some dried herb notes, barrel ferment texture some snow pea notes on the finish, discrete smoky vanilla oak (****)
Rosily Shiraz 2003
Purchased: Margaret River Regional Wine Centre, Cowaramup, WA ($24)
(GXY) Tasting: March 2006, ripe black cherry and blackberry with a touch of raspberry, medium bodied and minerally with subtle savouriness and well integrated cedary oak, fine tannins (***1/2)