Quantities are in 6 packs
$150 per case ($25 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
4.5 STARS - Wine Orbit, June 2021
4 STARS - Cuisine Magazine, Feb 2022 (selected in Top 10 reviewed)
4 STARS / RECOMMENDED - Bob Campbell Master of Wine, The Real Review
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, Wine Writer
SILVER - Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2021
COLOUR: A delightful pale watermelon pink.
NOSE: An intensely aromatic wine displaying an abundance of fruity esters of
strawberry, raspberry and cherry with an underlying green apple note.
PALATE: An explosion of flavours greets the palate with a fusion of ripe berry fruit to the fore, harmoniously in balance with a refreshing acidity and a small amount of residual sugar from the fermentation. The flavours linger in the mouth giving a wine of great flavour intensity and length, ideal slightly chilled in the warmer summer months.
REGION: 100% Waipara, North Canterbury
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2020 Vintage in Waipara, North Canterbury was warm and dry. Heat summation was well up on average while rainfall was 25% less than normal. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was greatly reduce, allowing all fruit to be picked in pristine condition. Due to the warm summer the fruit was harvested a few weeks ahead of normal. This had the effect of enhancing fruit flavours and creating wines of great balance, especially this Pinot Noir Rosé.
WINEMAKING: The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by the winemaker. After crushing the fruit, the skins remained in contact with the juice overnight to gently extract the delightful pink colour from them. This was followed by cold settling to clarify the juice which was then fermented at low temperatures to optimise the preservation of the aromatics. The fermentation was conducted using a special Rosé yeast from the South of France. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the acidity and to add palate weight and structure.
WINEMAKER: Evan Ward
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
MATURATION: 100% stainless steel fermentation
Alc Vol: 13.5 %
Acidity (TA): 6.8 g/l
pH: 3.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.6 g/l
PEAK DRINKING: 2020 through to 2022
FOOD MATCH: An ideal lunchtime wine or as an aperitif. Enjoy with fish, grilled salmon or tuna with a fresh summer salad.