Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
Mt Difficulty Pinot Rosé 2020 displays a lovely warm watermelon complexion. The wine leads with ripe strawberry with a touch of raspberry and cinnamon, with wild flowers adding interest in the background. Supple red fruits of the forest along with a touch of caramel introduce the wine. The wine flows with lovely texture featuring strawberry notes through to lively acidity intertwined with sauvage raspberry notes.
Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Rosé will improve for 2 - 4 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
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.
Our aim is to craft a delectable, savoury, dry Rosé. The fruit for our Rosé was harvested on two dates the 21st April and the 7th May. The fruit was de-stemmed to tank where it received seven days of skin contact; the must was warmed prior to pressing to help kick off ferment, then cooled and pressed with some solids, straight into old Pinot Noir barrels for fermentation. The wine was fermented to dry by indigenous yeasts in barrel and sat on full lees for four months. It was stirred weekly to help build texture before racking, filtration and bottling in mid-November.
Alc. 14.3% T/A 7.6gL-1 pH 3.57
Residual Sugar 0.50gL -1
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