A bottle of Hersey "The Harold" Rosé, an Australian sparkling Rosé wine from the Adelaide Hills region.

The Harold Hersey Sparkling Rosé

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Well-made fizz


Aroma & Palate
Raspberry, green fruits, sea air
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Dry sparkling
What the Experts Say 

(Review is of the 2016 vintage)

I bumped into winemaker Jono Hersey at The Ed in Adelaide while helping Taras Ochota unload some stock into the drive through bottle-o. What a nice chap. Handed me a glass of rose on sight, and didn’t judge the purchase of two tins of Dr Tim’s as we departed. The new rose is good fodder for pre-midday drinking, and dare I say, so is this, a fizz-y wine of chardonnay and pinot noir with a salmon hue. Excellent value, is the feel here. And from a good place.

Strawberries and cream, but a gentle waft, accompanied by faint toastiness, nougat, brioche. The palate is lean yet vigorous in bubbles, brisk in chalky acidity, awash with oyster shell-sea spray mineral feel. A lick of sweet, red berry fruit, and the fizz takes the wine away to its brisk, puckering finish. Easy to like this.

90/100 - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

Winemakers Comments

Dry dry dry... 

Handpicked then whole bunch pressed, settled in tank overnight before spending three months in barrel on fine lees.

Charmat with zero dosage to preserve the beautiful nuances of fennel, mountain herbs and fresh berries.

Varieties: 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Gris, 1/3 Chardonnay                                          

Dosage: 4g/l 'Brut Nature'

Portions barrel fermented.                                                         

Nose: Freshly cut pear, green apple, nuances of raspberry, fennel and sea salt.

Palate: Lemon and lime energy laced over granny smith apple, spice and grapefruit pithe.   

About the Winery
We are passionate about producing premium wines that truly reflect the characteristics of their terroir.
The Hersey Vineyard was planted by the first qualified female winemaker in Australia in the early 1990s. Due to the custodians’ increasing age the vineyard was abandoned for many years until the Hersey family purchased the property in 2012. The Hersey family reinvigorated the vineyard and the first crop was picked in 2014. Yields for the next two years were very low (1.2 tonne from 3.57 ha for Clos Kuitpo) as the Hersey’s rebuilt the vineyard to its former glory.
The vineyard consists of 10 hectares of vineyard divided into five parcels sprawled over 52 hectares of forest, shrub and paddocks, with each displaying a unique terroir. The Hersey’s currently grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while sourcing small quantities of Pinot Gris and Merlot from friends’ high quality vineyards in the Adelaide Hills.
The wines are made by Jono Hersey and his best mate Damon Koerner who have worked together since 2011. The pair make the wine meticulously, with the utmost precision and passion. All wines follow a similar philosophy; picked early to retain natural acidity, wild yeast used for fermentation, time on fine lees with no stirring and no or minimal dining and filtration. 


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