2014 Rosé

Region: Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Variety: Pinot Noir

Analysis:
Alcohol: 13.0%
Total acid: 5.8g/l
pH: 3.45
Residual sugar: 4.0g/l

Tasting notes: Aromas of fresh strawberry, stonefruit and watermelon. The palate is full and lush with summer berry fruit, with a hint of residual sugar balancing the acidity and tannin of this Rosè.

Vintage Conditions: 2014 was the earliest vintage we have experienced from the vineyard. Early spring growth, a long growing season and dry harvest conditions have allowed the berries to develop to full ripening potential. Fermentation: A clonal selection of Mariafield, AM10/5 and Clone 6 were used to make this Rosè. Picked early to retain low alcohol, refreshing acidity and fresh fruit flavors, the fruit was soaked on skins for 12 hours prior to gentle pressing. The juice was inoculated and fermented slowly to retain aromatics, while fermentation was stopped with a small amount of residual sugar to balance the palate.

History: Established in 1996 the family owned and managed vineyard produces wine with flavours that are a direct reflection of the Gladstone region. Ancient stony, alluvial soils and a cool climate allows the grapes to grow in harmony in their environment. Sustainable practices and minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery allow our wines to display their distinctive single vineyard characteristics.