Silver Medal: New Zealand International Wine Competition. 2017
Silver Medal: Canterbury A&P Show New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition. 2017
Salmon-blush with a pink hue
Lifted red fresh fruit notes, such as strawberry and raspberry. A touch of thyme and fresh herbs adds complexity
Juicy watermelon and fresh summer fruits abound, with a hint of creaming soda. The palate is crisp and refreshing, with a dry finish.
This wine is made to be drunk now, but can be cellared for 1-2 years
Try serving this dry Rosé with smoked fish, pâtés, or a fresh summer watermelon and feta salad.
Alcohol: 13.2% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 6.0 g/L
Chris and Dave Macdonald
Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough
The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain. Early varieties, such Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields. Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels. In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry. January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in delayed sugar ripeness and a later start to harvest
Silty loam over free draining gravels
Standard vertical trellis
3rd April, 2017
The grapes were hand-picked, then de-stemmed and held in the press for 3 hours. After a gentle press, the juice was settled for 48 hours. The resulting clear juice was then fermented in tank using a selected yeast strain. We bottled this Pinot Rosé on the 10th August, 2017.
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