Pinot Noir Rosé 2012

The tasting notes

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Central Otago's Domain Road Vineyard, near Bannockburn, is sited in a sheltered valley which provides a unique micro-climate, ideal for producing premium wines.

The Pinot Noir fruit for this Rosé comes from an area known as Charcoal Gully. Sheltered from prevailing winds by the surrounding hills, this fruit has been carefully tended to produce a complex mix of flavours and create a superbly flavoursome wine.

The Wine

Reminiscent of summer sunsets and long evenings, this saignée rosé is made from Pinot Noir fruit which was 100% destemmed and the juice held on the skins overnight to pick up the fresh vibrant pink colour. On the nose, there are attractive vibrant and fresh aromas of summer strawberries, raspberries, peaches and stone fruits. The ferment was stopped to retain a hint of residual sugar, but this wine is dry in style.

The perfect wine to serve chilled with summer platters, enjoy as an aperitif or with a variety of lighter dishes including rabbit or hare.

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Variety 100% Rosé
Appellation Central Otago
Ph 3.48
TA 6.7g/l
Alcohol 14% by volume
Residual Sugar 4.7g/l