Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
The Roaring Meg Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 vintage displays a bright watermelon colour with a bouquet of punchy strawberry and raspberry notes, complemented by red apple and jasmine blossom along with a touch of yellow fleshed peach. On the palate, vibrant red fruits of the forest along with a touch of sweetness introduce the wine, flowing into a juicy mid-palate with white peach notes and the wine is driven by red cherry and berry in harmony with natural acidity
Roaring Meg Pinot Rosé is at its best within three years of release.
2020 sets a new benchmark for tricky seasons. A wet, cold and windy spring introduced our growing season, these conditions continued through our key flowering and fruit set periods in October and December - impacting our potential yields for the season. Disturbed weather patterns continued right through January, and whilst the weather settled in February it was not its usual scorching self. We experienced cool periods through both veraison and ripening; delaying and then slowing down our harvest. COVID-19 lockdown arrived with our first day of harvest. Even with all that fruit condition was superb with no disease pressure, and the small berries were bursting with flavour.
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 our Station Block Vineyard in the Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested off this vineyard on the 4th April, and the 12th 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. 13.7% T/A 7.10 gL-1 pH 3.45 Residual Sugar 7.9 gL-1
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