For the fourth year in a row we have had beautiful growing conditions in our Huapai vineyard (this is a rare treat in Auckland!). Our 2016 Rosé has been assembled from around 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot. We handpicked the Huapai Malbec on March 31st and the Merlot on April 1st. Both parcels were whole bunch pressed. This has allowed us to achieve the lovely pale pink colour we so desired. The wine was tank fermented and then stabilised before bottling in June and July of 2016.
||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’.
||Clean and fresh, dominated by summer red fruit aromas.
||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.
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 soft and rounded finish
Independent Reviewer's Comment
||Air NZ Wine Awards 2016
||Winestate Magazine, May 2017
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