Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir Rosé 2023
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Rosé is a textural and dry style of rosé with rosewater and watermelon on the nose. A hint of crab apple and ruby grapefruit. Delicious red cherry and apple flavours with a savoury minerality on the palate. The wine has a fine acid line making it an intriguing, serious and food friendly style of rosé.
Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Rosé will improve for 2 - 4 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
The 2022 season swing the pendulum again for Central Otago. This season was characterised by a very warm summer, punctuated by vital rain events, culminating in a bumper crop that was harvested 1-2 weeks ahead of long term average. The benign, warm flowering conditions in December resulted in excellent fruit set and health canopies that galloped through a dry January. They were replenished by rain in February before harvest began in mid-March and was wrapped up by mid-April.
Our aim is to craft a delectable, savoury, dry rosé. The fruit was hand-picked, it was split into two parcels in the winery where half was crushed and left to soak on skins for three days, in the traditional style of this wine. After skin contact, it was pressed and fermented cool with wild yeast in a tank. The other portion of fruit was crushed and pressed directly to old barrels for fermentation. Once ferment was complete, the wine was blended was prepared for bottling after 5 months on lees.
Alc. 14% TA 3.45g/L pH 6.10 Residual Sugar 3.6 gL-1
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