The grapes for this delightful Rosé were sourced from purposely selected vineyards and varieties throughout Hawkes Bay from the stunning 2019 vintage.
On arrival at the winery, each parcel of grapes was crushed and immediately pressed off its skins to yield a delightfully pale blush juice that was cold-settled and lightly fined. After racking, the juice was transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation with selected yeasts, which nurtured the vibrant fruit characters and structure of each parcel.
At the completion of fermentation a rigorous blending trial was undertaken to determine the ideal proportions of each parcel in the final wine, to achieve optimum flavour profile and texture. To best preserve the wine’s fine structure and flavours, it was left unfined, then bottled on the 5th of July 2019 under screwcap closure.
This complex Reserve Rosé is crafted in a dry style from premium Hawkes Bay grapes. It exudes lovely strawberry and raspberry flavours, complemented with subtle spicy aniseed notes. The palate is textural and full-bodied, with a delicate and refreshing finish. Warm and satisfying, enjoy on its own or with food.