Wine by Region Kumeu-Huapai (Auckland)

Kumeu Rosé 2020

NZ $19.00 incl GST

A full and fruity dry wine. Sweet strawberry and wild berry fruit flavours add richness.

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Classic Wines, Kumeu-Huapai (Auckland), Rosé

Description

Winemakers Notes

Kumeu had a magnificent harvest in 2020 – even better than 2019. This allowed us to hand harvest our Malbec and Merlot in pristine condition over a couple of days in mid-March. Juice settling was followed by cool fermentation and an early bottling to retain all of this wine’s vibrancy and juicy intensity. The final blend is 61% Malbec, 39% Merlot.

 
Analysis
Alc 12.5%
Acid 6.8 g/L
Res Sugar 1.2 g/L
pH 3.26

Tasting Notes
Colour: At bottling this wine was a delightful pale pink. At the edge it has a pale purple iridescence. This is from Malbec. We call it the ‘Malbec ring of confidence’.
Bouquet: Clean and fresh, dominated by summer red fruit aromas.
Palate: This wine is full-bodied for a Rosé. It has real richness and weight on the palate. It is soft and round and finishes with a sweet fruit lift.

Cellaring
As with all Rosés, this wine is delicious young, but we believe it has the structure to gain complexity while keeping its freshness over a period of 2 – 4 years.
 
Suggested Wine List Description
A full and fruity style wine. Sweet strawberry and wild berry fruit flavours add richness leading on to a crisp but full finish.
 
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“Bright and fresh, the inviting bouquet shows raspberry, crunchy apple, lemon zest and floral characters. The palate displays attractive fruit intensity and fine texture, well supported by juicy acidity, finishing long and lively. At its best: now to 2022.”  Sam Kim, Sept 2020.

Awards
90 Points/41/2 Stars

Wine Orbit, Sept 2020

   
 

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