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2018 Rosé

92 Points, The Tasting Panel, Meridith May 
91 Points, Silver Medal, Top Value, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
17/20 Points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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Traditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir (65%) and Pinot Gris (35%) juice pressed offTraditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir (65%) and Pinot Gris (35%) juice pressed offafter a period of light skin contact and co-fermented in tank and barrel. Our 2018 vintage has adelicate sea-run trout pink color with fragrant raspberry and savory aromas. On the palate thewine is dry with a clean fruitiness and crisp refreshing finish.

Traditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir (65%) and Pinot Gris (35%) juice pressed offTraditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir (65%) and Pinot Gris (35%) juice pressed offafter a period of light skin contact and co-fermented in tank and barrel. Our 2018 vintage has adelicate sea-run trout pink color with fragrant raspberry and savory aromas. On the palate thewine is dry with a clean fruitiness and crisp refreshing finish.

2018 was a good year for making Rosé. Our Pinot Noir was harvested and given 12 hours’ skin2018 was a good year for making Rosé. Our Pinot Noir was harvested and given 12 hours’ skincontact in the press before pressing and clarifying. It was then blended with hand harvestedPinot Gris which was also given time on its skins in the press. The Pinot Gris adds a fruitinessand a touch of Comice pear-like character to the wine. Both juices were blended togetherand co-fermented in a mixture of stainless steel tanks and used French oak barrels (15%). Thebarrel fermented portion is aged on lees and brings more texture and a creamy mouth feelto the wine. Fermentation lasted 14 -21 days at a closely monitored average temperature of16 degrees Celsius. We aimed for a relatively long ferment to allow for clean, complex flavorsto be exhibited.

The Pinot Noir is planted on the Southern section of the vineyard . This has the highestThe Pinot Noir is planted on the Southern section of the vineyard . This has the highestelevation and provides extra warmth and less frost risk. In addition to this our Pinot Noir isclosely planted to reduce vigor resulting in lower crop levels of around 45hl/ha, allowing us toget physiologically ripe fruit and give a true expression of this variety. Our Pinot Noir is all handtended throughout the season and at harvest. Our mix of Pinot Noir clones were specificallychosen for their flavor profile with 50% of the vineyard planted in Burgundy clones. The parcelselected for Rosé production largely consists of Clone 5 and the Swiss clone Mariafeld. Bothhave slightly bigger berries and thinner skins. The Pinot Gris is located on a similar hillsideface as the Pinot Noir. It consists of Pinot Gris clones Berrysmith, Orvaille and GN 2-21. It isimportant that the two Pinots are fermented together as they have complimentary roles andsome of the phenolics found in Pinot Gris skins help fix color and aromatics in the Pinot Noir.

Alcohol 14.5%
TA 6.45 g/L
pH 3.53
RS 3 g/L

92 Points, The Tasting Panel, Meridith May 
91 Points, Silver Medal, Top Value, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
17/20 Points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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Name of the license holder: Dionysus Ventures Limited
License number: 57/OFF/411/2019
License expiry date: 27th day of February 2022
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