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2017 Rose

94 points, 4 stars - Bob Campbell

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Traditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir juice that was pressed off after a period of light contact and fermented in barrel and tank. Our 2016 vintage boasts floral notes and intense sweet red berry aromas on the nose, while offering a dry palate that’s creamy in texture with good acidity. With hints of fresh-cut watermelon and pink grapefruit, this wine is medium bodied with a considerable finish.

Traditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir juice that was pressed off after a period of light contact and fermented in barrel and tank. Our 2016 vintage boasts floral notes and intense sweet red berry aromas on the nose, while offering a dry palate that’s creamy in texture with good acidity. With hints of fresh-cut watermelon and pink grapefruit, this wine is medium bodied with a considerable finish.

2017 was a good year for Rosé. The Pinot Noir portion (70%) of the blend was picked from Block N, which sits at an elevation of 70 meters above sea level, facing north on a gentle slope. It was picked on April 4th with low sugar levels and good acidity to retain crispness and vibrancy. The fruit was then destemmed and macerated for 24 hours to fix its color, followed by being fermented in tank
and barrel. This Pinot Noir component gives the wine delicate and soft floral and berry notes. The Pinot Gris portion (30%) was pressed directly to tank, then settled for 24 hours before the relatively clear juice was racked and fermented in stainless steel. This adds a more robust yet subtle, savory quality to the wine. Twelve percent of the total blend was barrel fermented, bringing more texture and a creamy mouth feel to the wine. Fermentation lasted between 14 and 18 days at a closely
monitored average temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. We aimed for a long ferment to allow for
clean, complex flavors to be exhibited.

The Pinot Noir is planted on the Southern section, which has the highest elevation in the vineyard, providing extra warmth and less exposure to frost. In addition to this our Pinot Noir is closely planted to reduce vigour resulting in lower crop levels, allowing us to ripen these grapes to achieve a true expression of this variety.  Our Pinot Noir is all hand tended throughout the season and at harvest. Our mix of Pinot Noir clones were specifically chosen for their flavour profile with 50% of the vineyard planted in Burgundy clones. Dijon clone 667 fills out the middle palate, while BDX 777 provides a long finish. The rest of the vines are a mixture of seven other clones, including UCD 5, UCD 6, 114 and 115. The aim of these
selections is to build sound palate structure in the wine, providing a vibrant ruby wine with ripe fruit, subtle tannins, great length and persistence of flavour.

Alcohol 13.0%
TA 4.7g/L
RS 1g/L
pH 3.55

94 points, 4 stars - Bob Campbell

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