The grapes for this wine have come exclusively from the Kokolo vineyard at the head of Lyttelton Harbour and have been nurtured with meticulous attention to quality and flavour development.
This is a fruit forward rosé with fresh cherry and raspberries. The rich palate has a silken texture with fresh acidity and wonderful length.
Drink now or cellar for 2–3 years.
|Country||New Zealand||Region||Banks, Peninsula, Canterbury||Vineyard||Kokolo Vineyard, Teddington, Lyttelton Harbour||Block||Lloyd||Variety||Pinot Rose||Year||2016||Harvest Date||April 2016||Brix at Harvest||22.8||Viticulturist(s)||Cliff Woods and the Pattinson family||Soils||Winemakers||Dom Maxwell and Gavin Tait||Winemaking||Colour||A beautiful light pink colour reminiscent of crushed strawberries.||Bouquet||The nose shows rock-melon, raspberry, citrus and floral characters.||Palate||
The rich palate has a silken texture with fresh acidity and wonderful length.
|Release Date||March 2018||Cellaring||2-3 years||Analysis||pH: 3.17
TA: 9.55 g/L
Residual sugar: 12.4g/L
Alcohol: 13% v/v (7.7 Standard drinks)
Beautifully fresh and fragrant, the bouquet shows rock-melon, raspberry, citrus and floral characters, leading to a juicy palate that is zesty and flavoursome with excellent fruit intensity and vibrancy. The wine is immediate and friendly, and offers terrific drinking.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit