Marlborough Rosé

This single vineyard wine displays the typical attributes of a well-crafted, traditionally made Rosė – aromatic, with a soft creamy palate and a refreshing finish. It’s a wine which is perfect for a summer’s afternoon – or to remind yourself of one in the dark depths of winter.

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2018

Grape:

Pinot Noir

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Rosė would be a perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic or alongside spicy Indian cuisine.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-7 years

Production Notes:

After crushing and a short period of time on skins (to extract the delicate pink hue found in the wine), the grapes were pressed and the juice inoculated. Fermentation of this Rosė took place at low temperatures to retain the fruity appeal of the style. The wine spent time on lees with periodic stirring to increase weight and volume, then lightly fined and bottled.

Technical Notes:

Alc: 12.5%
TA: 6.6g/l
pH: 3.51
RS: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of strawberry and rock melon with spice and stone fruits. Strawberry again on entry with raspberry and apple. Soft and nicely structure with mouth-watering, tangy red fruits. Lively and balanced - dry finish.

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2017

Grape:

Pinot Noir

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Rosė would be a perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic or alongside spicy Indian cuisine.

Recommended Cellaring:

1-3 years

Production Notes:

After crushing and a short period of time on skins (to extract the delicate pink hue found in the wine), the grapes were pressed and the juice inoculated. Fermentation of this Rosė took place at low temperatures to retain the fruity appeal of the style. The wine spent time on lees with periodic stirring to increase weight and volume, then lightly fined and bottled.

Technical Notes:

Alc: 12.5%
TA: 6.1g/l
pH: 3.6
RS: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cream with a hint of citrus and some sweet pastry notes. The palate shows red berries, nectarine and melon. Panna-cotta and spice with good volume, sweet mid-palate fruit and a lingering dry finish.

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Technical

Alcohol:

12.50%

Clonal Selection:

10/5; 115, 667, 777

Fermentation:

Various yeast and ferment temperatures

Fermentation Vessel:

Stainless steel tanks

Filtration:

Yes

Fining:

Casien

Grape:

Pinot Noir

Harvest Analysis:

21.3 Brix; pH 3.45; TA 7.8 g/L

Harvest Dates:

30th March

Harvest Method:

Machine

Malolactic:

No

pH:

3.6

Processing:

3 hours skin soak

Residual Sugar:

1.6 g/l

TA:

6.1 g/l

Year:

2017

Awards

GOLD MEDAL – Berlin International Wine Competition 2018

4.5 STARS – Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz, June 2017

90 POINTS – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017

Reviews

“Delightfully fresh and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows stone fruit, rockmelon, raspberry and floral characters. The palate is juicy and bright, and displays lovely pristine fruit intensity together with smooth texture and refreshing acidity. Made from Pinot Noir, the wine is immediately appealing and highly enjoyable.”
4.5 STARS
Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz, June 2017

“Pinot Noir based, light salmon to pink core colour with aromas and flavours strawberries and cream, a simple red cherry and apple skin note. Refreshing and lively texture with a light minerality moment, balanced and well made.”
-Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Nov 2017

“Bright, pale strawberry pink with peach hues, a little lighter on the rim.  The nose 1s softly fresh with aromas of strawberry fruit along with watermelon and subtle mineral notes.  The aromatics are gently packed and concentrated, unfolding delicate red floral elements.  Dry to taste and light-medium boded, the palate has light and delicate flavours of strawberries and soft red floral notes, along with subtle notes of minerals.  The palate has a fresh mouthfeel with lacy acidity and good presence, the wine flowing along a smooth line, leasing to a light, clean finish.  This is a light-flavoured dry rosê with strawberry and floral notes, on a gentle flowing, fresh palate.”
-Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Apr 2018

 

2016

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Rosė would be a perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic or alongside spicy Indian cuisine.

Recommended Cellaring:

Best enjoyed while young.

Production Notes:

After crushing and a short period of time on skins (to extract the delicate pink hue found in the wine), the grapes were pressed and the juice inoculated. Fermentation of this Rosė took place at low temperatures to retain the fruity appeal of the style. The wine spent 4 months on lees with periodic stirring to increase weight and volume, then lightly fined and bottled.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 12.5%
TA: 6.9g/l
pH: 3.59
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Red summer fruits, floral elements and a touch of spice. This Rosė is mouth-filling and creamy with tangy strawberry, a touch of raspberry and a pleasantly crisp finish.

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2015

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Rosė would be a perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic or alongside spicy Indian cuisine.

Recommended Cellaring:

Best enjoyed while young.

Production Notes:

After crushing and a short period of time on skins (to extract the delicate pink hue found in the wine), the grapes were pressed and the juice inoculated. Fermentation of this Rosė took place at low temperatures to retain the fruity appeal of the style. The wine spent 4 months on lees with periodic stirring to increase weight and volume, then lightly fined and bottled.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 12.5%
TA: 6.0g/l
pH: 3.6
Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l

Tasting Notes:

Red summer fruits, floral elements and a touch of spice. This Rosė is mouth-filling and creamy with tangy strawberry, a touch of raspberry and a pleasantly crisp finish.

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