Quantities are in 6 packs - $108 for 6 bottles
($18 per bottle)
4.5 STARS - Wine Orbit, August 2020
DOUBLE GOLD - NZ International Wine Show 2020
GOLD - New World Wine Awards 2020
COLOUR: A clear raspberry pink.
NOSE: An underlying green apple note exhibits with an abundance of fruity esters of strawberry, raspberry and cherry in this aromatic wine.
PALATE: A burst of flavours on the palate brings a combination of ripe berry fruit to the fore, balancing well with a small amount of residual sugar from the fermentation and a refreshing acidity, providing a wine of great flavour intensity and length, the flavours of which linger in the mouth.
REGION: 100% Waipara, North Canterbury
VINTAGE: The 2020 vintage 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 pale 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: 14%
Acidity (TA): 6.8 g/l
pH: 3.30 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.6 g/L
PEAK DRINKING: 2020 through to 2022 - ideal slightly chilled in spring and summer months.