From the winemaker…
Lifted strawberry, raspberry, and freshly sliced watermelon notes jump from the glass, with hints of vanilla bean custard and cream.
Glycerol richness from the time in barrel on the palate is immediately evident, with the pure acid line adding another dimension to the wine. Clean lines and purity are the keys to this wine.
Once in the winery, the Pinot Noir grapes were immediately whole cluster pressed into stainless steel to settle overnight. The first two picks were racked off solids to barrel to ferment for complexity, while the third was racked to stainless to preserve the purity. The ferments were cool, completing to dryness, before the wines were racked off gross lees and out of oak. Bentonite was added for stability, before a light filtration for clarity.
Harvest dates: 3rd , 7th and 23rd of March, 2020
It’s restrained and elegantly expressed, showing ripe strawberry, lemon peel, floral and subtle spice characters on the nose. The palate delivers excellent weight and flow, together with refined mouthfeel and bright acidity, finishing gorgeously long and appealing. At its best: now to 2023. 94 pts Sam Kim Wine Orbit
Why we love it…
This is no ordinary Rosé. Watermelon and strawberries with a lovely smoothness and refreshing acidity.