2018 Estate Rose
Summer in a glass, what more can we say. We create this wine for long lunches, afternoon nibbles and long warm evenings. Dry and refreshing we think this is the best vintage of our ever popular Rose yet!
100% Single estate grown Merlot, Bridge Pa Triangle, Hawkes Bay.
This Merlot Rose is a single clone. It is made specificly for Rose which means we picked earlier to ensure red fruit flavours, and naturally retains acidity.
The wine is stainless steel fermented at 13 degrees to keep fruity flavours and also to add body and texture. This wine is fermented to dry – and 20% was put in another tank to undergo a secondary malolactic fermentation to add a creamy full bodied flavour.
Harvested: 21th March 2018
Bottled: 9th August 2018
Colour: Bright, salmon pink.
Aroma: Tight, fresh nose with Watermelon, cranberry, strawberries and cream.
Palate: Dry and fresh, medium bodied. Bright berry and watermelon flavours. Crisp acidity gives this wine a balanced refreshing finish.
A perfect aperitif and with cheeseboards, antipasto platters and light fresh dishes.
This is an early drinking style, but will cellar for up to 2 years.
Vibrant strawberries and watermelon make your mouth salivate. The dry style with lovely balanced acidity makes this wine refreshing, and a joy to drink.