Grape Variety: 100% Pinot NoirGrowing Region: Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Matt Connell
Central Otago, as a viticultural region, has rapidly gained international customer and media interest for producing dynamic Pinot Noir wines. The vines at Akarua were first planted in 1996 and further vineyard development has progressed in the intervening years. Over time as vine age increased along with knowledge of their individual vineyard sites, quality has been on the rise across all varieties and styles of wine - this Rosé is no exception.
After careful harvesting, the grapes underwent a pre-ferment maceration: i.e. a cold soak for 5 days. Fermentation took place at a cool temperature of less than 13C, which has resulted in a fresh and lively rose wine.
In the glass you are greeted with a light strawberry crush colour. On the nose you will find lifted strawberry characters with hints of passion fruit. The palate is vibrant with juicy red fruits and a lively mouth feel, giving the wine a good length to the finish. As with the best Rosés from around the world - this wine has been made to be enjoyed as a young wine - chill and serve at 8C.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with shellfish, prawn or salmon salad, and fresh strawberry desserts, enjoy.