MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2016

MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2016

 

We wanted to make a great summer time wine that was lower in alcohol, dry in style and worked well with food.

The wine comes from Pinot Noir grapes grown on our ‘Twin Valleys' vineyard, located in the Fareham Lane area of Marlborough. The vineyard, owned and run by Pete and Anne Reed, is at the western end of the Wairau Valley, where it meets the Waihopai Valley. The Pinot Noir is intense in flavour and perfectly suited to the style of Rosé we want to achieve.

The focus with this wine is to provide a drink that has texture and depth, rather than focusing solely on primary fruit notes. We want a wine that satisfies across the palate and employ a number of techniques to achieve this. The fruit was hand-picked then macerated by foot in the press and left on skins for a period of time until we achieved the colour and flavour we wanted.  It was then pressed and taken to tank for cool fermentation to preserve the vibrant fruit characters of the wine.

Winegrowing team: Brian Bicknell, Pat Patterson, our focussed growers and brilliant vintage staff
Variety: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12.5%
Titratable acidity: 6.8 g/L
Brix at harvest: 20.6
Residual sugar: 2.1 g/L
Harvest: Hand picked, 23rd March 2016

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