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Estate Rosé

Rosé
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Vintages:

2019

Price: $49 per bottle

Winemaking

50% whole bunch pressed and 50% destemmed. Macerated on skins to achieve depth of color and flavour. Cold settling, racked to stainless and inoculated with a selected single strain for a slow fermentation to retain aromatic expression.

Food pairing:

Sweet and sour pork, Crusted fish and ratatouille a la plancha, Salmon and avocado Maki, Raw beetroot, feta and lentil salad, Moroccan chicken tagine

Vintage report

Warm breezy days, calm nights and the odd refreshing shower were the hallmarks of spring this growing season. This allowed an abundant fruit-set which our team then set about sculpting into perfect balance.

Summer was kind with lots of sunshine, above average daytime temperatures and 22 days over 30C during the growing season. Free draining North facing sites allowed us to capture all that sun while shedding the little rain that fell.

The beautifully separated bunches ripened fully with harvest begining earlier than usual. All varietals across the vintage period were picked in optimal condition leading to much jubilation in the winery.

Technical analysis:

Region: Waiheke Island
Grapes: Cab Sav - Syrah
Brix at harvest: 21-22.5
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l
pH: 3.39
TA: 7.2g/l
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Awards:

Bob Campbell: 90 points
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