ROSÉ 2016 HAWKES BAY

The 2016 Rosé comes from purpose grown Merlot vines.

Picking Date: 6 April 2016

Hand picked merlot was pressed as whole bunches to minimize tannin and excessive colour.
Cold settling was followed by decanting juice off solids.
Fermentation was completed in small tank to capture the vibrant fruit expression.
The wine was then racked off fermentation solids and heavy lees then returned to light lees to impart some additional palate texture. Regular lees stirring was adopted until early spring. Minimal fining.

Bottled under screwcap.
Alc 13.0% Vol
7.6 standard drinks

Tasting Notes

See

Medium strawberry hue.

Smell

Berry fruit, cherry with a hint of brioche.

Taste

Fleshy front palate, the elegant mid palate is followed by a bright finish.