Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
This Pinot Noir Rosé exhibits a deep salmon complexion. Lithe red fruits of the forest are lifted by a mélange of floral notes, violet, red apple blossom and wild flower. Strawberry and raspberry notes compete to introduce the wine, these then flow into a juicy mid palate and linger along with a clean mineral finish.
Roaring Meg Pinot Rosé is at its best within three years of release.
2019 was a vintage of variability, contrasts and many different phases of weather through the growing season. A normal to warm start to the season was interrupted by a cold snap and snowfall mid-November. Weather over flowering was patchy, but overall flowering was successful. An oddity during summer this year was warmer nights and cooler days, giving the appearance of a warmer season than it really was. There was a significant amount of early season rainfall, right through to the end of January. Cool and very dry conditions prevailed through February when verasion occurred - slowing that phase of ripening down. The heat and regular rainfall did reappear in March and then a very cool and lengthy final ripening phase through April.
We love Rosé and always feel the need for this Rosé to be a celebration of the vibrancy and purity of our Pinot Noir fruit. The fruit for this Rosé was harvested from four sites all in the Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested off these vineyards from the 1st of April through to the 10th of April. The fruit was destemmed and left to soak on skins for 12 hours prior to pressing. The juice was racked clean and fermented cool to retain varietal freshness and typicity. The ferment was stopped with 8g/L of natural residual sugar to help enhance palate weight. The wine was filtered but not fined prior to bottling. Vegan and vegetarian friendly! Serve chilled for maximum enjoyment.
Alc. 13.3% T/A 8.6 gL-1 pH 3.33 Residual Sugar 8 gL-1
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