“Wonderful aromas of rose petals and summer berries introduce this fresh and gorgeous Rosé. With just a hint of sweetness, it is beautifully balanced, displaying flavours of fresh strawberries and cream. The palate is mouthfilling and rich leading on to a long luxurious finish.”
This wine is from Pinot Noir grapes grown on our sustainably certified Home and Sturkenboom Vineyards. The vines were carefully shoot thinned and leaf plucked to give the berries optimum exposure to the sun. Slow to ripen bunches were removed by hand thus ensuring the grapes were perfectly ripe at the time of picking.
In the winery the grapes were removed from their stems transferred to the pinot noir fermenters. After 24 hours of cold soak maturation lightly coloured rosé juice was bled from the fermenters. After being allowed to settle in tank, the juice was then transferred to old pinot noir barrels for fermentation. The juice was then inoculated with a neutral yeast strain to maximise varietal aromas and flavours. After 30 days on yeast lees the wine was assembled and bottled.
In celebration of our wonderful Nelson summers we have created this exuberant Rosé – named after our daughter Sophie!
- – Pure Gold medal – Bragato Wine Awards
- – #1 New Zealand Rose – Bob Campbell MW
- – 5 Stars (93 Points) – Bob Campbell MW
- – 5 Stars – Neil Hodgson, Wine Writer
- – 4.5 Stars (90 points) – Sam Kim
- – Silver medal – N Z International Wine Show