Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
Our Pinot Rosé displays a lovely red rose petal, whilst the aroma talks of wild raspberry notes with a hint of clove. On the palate the wine leads with dry textural raspberry elements, developing into a richly textured mid-palate; rose-hip tea like characters drive the finish of the wine.
Mt Difficulty Pinot Rosé will improve for 2 - 4 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
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A very interesting season - overall we ended up with about an average amount of heat even though the season had a distinctly cool bent to it. A very warm wet spring kicked off the growing season in style with very early bud-burst. Just as we were entering into flowering the weather deteriorated with very cool weather being the norm right through late December. This impacted on flowering with bad crop set.
Our aim is to craft a delectable savoury dry Rosé. The fruit for our Rose was harvested on the 9th April. The fruit was de-stemmed to tank where it received 10 days of skin contact; the must was warmed 2 days prior to pressing to help kick off ferment then cooled and pressed with full 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-October.
Alc. 14% T/A 6.2 gL-1 pH 3.44 Residual Sugar <1 gL-1
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