Chris and Dave Macdonald
Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 6.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Conditions were very dry early in the season, with average temperatures, clear skies and a high risk of frost. Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields. Decent rain in early and mid-January, allowed for healthy canopies and vigorous growth. February was hot and dry, followed by warm, dry March; perfect weather for intense flavour development.
Silty loam over free draining gravels
Standard vertical trellis
7th April, 2016
Salmon-blush with a pink hue
Bright red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry, notes of watermelon, peach and fresh cream.
A medium bodied wine with a soft, poised texture and ripe berry fruit flavours. There is a long length of flavour.
This wine is made to be drunk now, but can be cellared for 1-2 years
This is a just off-dry Rosé, suited to pairing with food. Try serving with smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh summer salads.
The grapes were hand picked, then de-stemmed and held in the press for 2-4 hours. After gentle pressing and settling, the clear juice was then racked and cold fermented using selected yeast strains to preserve the varietal fruit flavours. The ferment was carried out in stainless steel. Bottling date; 15th July, 2016
Marlborough Wine Show 2016
GOLD MEDAL and TROPHY for best Rosé of Show
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2016
A delightfully expressed rosé, the fragrant bouquet shows rock-melon, citrus and strawberry characters with a hint of floral lift. The palate is juicy and lively with a hint of sweetness, which is nicely balanced by bright acidity. A crowd-pleasing style showing vibrancy and elegant fruit intensity.
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