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Pinot Noir Ros? 2021

The tasting notes

Pinot Noir Rosť - Click to purchase

Our Domain Road vineyard is sited in a sheltered valley in the town of Bannockburn which provides a unique micro-climate, ideal for producing premium wines. Defiance vineyard is on nearby Felton Road with gently sloping North facing vines.

The Pinot Noir fruit for this Rosé comes from vines at both our Domain Road vineyard and Defiance vineyard. The same hand tended quality grapes go into making this wine as we use for our premium estate Pinot Noir.

The Wine

Each vintage we endeavour to make our Rosé with our trademark pale pink colour. This to us is the colour a Rosé should be.  The fragrant aromas of strawberry, raspberry, melon, peach, pear and redcurrant, alongside apple blossom, rose petals and citrus on the nose give  hint of what is to come. Dry, delicately floral, with red fruits stone fruit and citrus on the palate complemented by good minerality.  

A complex, nicely balanced dry wine with a delicious nectarine finish.  

Suggested food matches: Chicken, oysters, shellfish and soft cheeses. Also starters and hors d'oeuvres. Grilled vegetable salad or in summer, watermelon and feta salad.

"A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie's family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it's a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouth filling and boasting impressive length of flavour." Yvonne Lorkin 

Download wine notes here


Variety  Pinot 
Appellation  Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Vineyards  Domain Road and Defiance
Harvest Date 24th & 25th March, and 1st April 2021
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 3.6g/L
pH 3.32
TA 5.53g/L

The Awards

Cameron Douglas: The Shout - 93 points

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: 18.5/20 points - "a vibrant, succulent rosé with exquisite floral features and a lengthy peppery finish"

Mark Henderson (ODT):Excellent - "Vibrantly youthful nose, juicy fruit gum, musk and strawberry...The flavours follow the journey begun by the nose..refreshingly dry."

Yvonne Lorkin