BLADEN PINOT ROSÉ 2016

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VINTAGE

2016

 

 

PRICE

$23.00

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald

 

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol:  13.5 %

Residual Sugar:  6.0 g/L

pH:  3.44

Titratable Acidity:  5.9 g/L

 

 

VITICULTURE:

Climate:

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.

 

Soils:

Silty loam over free draining gravels

 

Training:

Standard vertical trellis

 

Harvest Date:

7th April, 2016

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Salmon-blush with a pink hue

 

Nose:

Bright red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry, notes of watermelon, peach and fresh cream.

 

Palate:

A medium bodied wine with a soft, poised texture and ripe berry fruit flavours.  There is a long length of flavour.

 

Cellaring:

This wine is made to be drunk now, but can be cellared for 1-2 years

 

Serve:

Lightly chilled

 

Suggested Foods:

This is a just off-dry Rosé, suited to pairing with food.  Try serving with smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh summer salads.

 

 

WINEMAKING

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

 

 

WINEMAKERS

Rowan Langdon

 


 

AWARDS

Marlborough Wine Show 2016

GOLD MEDAL and TROPHY for best Rosé of Show

 

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2016

88 points

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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