Single Vineyard Nelson Pinot Rosé 2016

Single Vineyard Nelson Pinot Rosé 2016

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Single Vineyard Nelson Pinot Rosé 2016

NZ$118.50 incl. GST incl. GST was $19.75 per bottle

Tasting notes

A luminous bright coral-rose in the glass, this single vineyard Pinot Rosé is layered with sweet aromas of redcurrant, pomegranate and rose petal. Elegantly structured, this wine has a distinctive palate of ripe summer berries, fresh cherries and an underlying subtle creaminess that is finely balanced with soft phenolics and just a touch of fruit sweetness; all leading to a refreshing off-dry finish.

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Winemaking

Early harvested fruit from our Whenua Matua vineyard in Nelson was machine picked and transported to our winery in Marlborough – just over three hours away. This long transit period allows the colour and flavour found in the grape skins to be gently released into the juice before arriving at the winery. Once at the winery the grapes are drained and pressed into a stainless steel tank for settling and fermentation. The ferment is carried out with selected yeast strains and at cool temperatures (around 13°C), and is stopped with cooling when the residual sugar and natural acidity have reached the perfect balance. The resulting wine is allowed to settle before being stabilised and cross-flow filtered without fining. Early bottling took place in late June allowing the wine to retain youthfulness and freshness.

Viticulture

This Pinot Noir Rosé is sourced entirely from our stunning Whenua Matua vineyard in the renowned Upper Moutere area of Nelson. This vineyard is characterised by heavy clay soils on gentle rolling hills with a northerly aspect in a particularly warm and settled area of New Zealand’s South Island. The 2015/2016 growing season started with warm spring temperatures in October and November, followed by dry weather in the early flowering period. Temperatures fell mid-flowering, resulting in lower crop levels throughout the block. Meticulous vine management from our vineyard team helped to open the canopy and even out crop levels as well as reducing disease pressure. Warmer conditions after veraison and up to harvest aided the ripening process, with the Pinot Noir grapes grown for the rosé harvested slightly earlier than average on the 17th March.

Analysis

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.53

T/A: 5.6 g/L

R.S: 12 g/L