Michelle with vat

2010 Pinot Noir Rose


An inviting bouquet reminiscent of raspberry, nougat and rose water. A luscious palate backed with surprisingly firm and layered mid-palate and a lingering smooth just off-dry finish.


Harvesting Dates: Early April 2010
PH: 3.4
TA: 6.8
Residual Sugar: 10g/L
Alcohol: 13%


Cromwell Basin, Central Otago
Two and three cane vsp trellis. Leaf plucking after verasion.


100% Natural ferment (wild yeast)
100% Ttank fermented

Hand picked Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed and left to soak over several days extracting colour and tannins. Then the juice was pressed off and fermented naturally in tank. Nearing the end of the ferment the wine was constantly tasted until the exact balance was achieved between the acid, alcohol and remaining sugar. The ferment was then stopped by cooling, wine settled, lightly fined and bottled.

100% handpicked and whole bunch pressed. After several days the juice naturally began fermenting. Ten percent was drawn off to one year oak while the remainder continued to dryness between the temperatures of 16 – 18 degrees Celsius. The wine in tank was then moved in to used barrels for lees stirring and maloloactic fermentation. Following 10 months since harvest, the wines were blended together and bottled.


A serious Rose, the wine has the backbone to enable it to cellar a couple of years. Don’t limit to summer days, as the tannin structure makes it a perfect first wine for dinner in the winter months.

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