2021 Pinot Noir Rosé
With shades of salmon and Pink Lady apple, this wine has a lot going on! It boasts sweeter aromas of wild strawberry, candied apple, cotton candy and orchard blossoms, delicately perfumed with slightly more savoury notes of blood orange and tangelo. Like biting into a juicy watermelon near the rind, the palate is playful and fresh with flavours of grapefruit, young strawberries and tart apple, with a delicate herbal note and a hint of freshly ground black pepper on the finish.
Grapes were harvested from blocks 23 and 25 (the Orchard Blocks). The Orchard Blocks have a lot of clay in the soils and tend to remain cooler, which helps preserve the light berry and fruit characters, but also imparts a smoothness to wine. The grapes were whole bunch pressed after about 16 hours of skin contact, using a sparkling wine press program, to minimize the crumbling inside the press and extract only delicate colour. The juice was cold settled, then racked and fermented like a white wine, preserving the natural Pinot Noir flavours. Drink up while it’s super fresh and juicy… it need only last until the next vintage is released!