TROPHY CHAMPION ROSÉ – Bragato Wine Awards
PURE GOLD – Bragato Wine Awards
SILVER MEDAL – Spiegelau International Wine Competition
Colour / Appearance:Salmon-blush, with pink hues.
Aroma / Bouquet:Lifted strawberry, raspberry and peach fruit flavours, with refreshing floral and creaming soda notes.
Palate:A medium-bodied wine with a soft, plush texture. The red berry and floral flavours fill the palate and persist on the long, vibrant finish.
Cellaring:Ready to enjoy now or within three years of vintage.
Food Match:Perfect with summer foods. Try serving it with smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh green salads. It will also pair well with mild cheeses such as gouda, gruyere or edam.
Residual Sugar:4.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity:6.6 g/L
Harvest Date:19 March 2015
Climate:The season started with a very dry, late winter and early spring. Whilst the temperatures were similar to the long term average, they varied greatly, with a number of warm days followed by cold spells. Colder conditions over flowering resulted in average yields. In late December, the climate became very warm and dry; ideal conditions for ripening. This fine weather continued over harvest, meaning the grapes could be picked at ideal ripeness, with intense flavours.
Vine Management:100% Pinot Noir grapes. The vines were pruned to two canes on a vertical shoot positioning trellis.
Winemaking:The fruit was machine harvested, then crushed and de-stemmed. Two to three hours of skin contact in the press ensured a suitable amount of colour and flavour extraction. The juice was lightly pressed and cold settled. A cold fermentation with selected yeasts ensured a wine with lifted aromatics and freshness.
Winemaker:Sam Smail and Diana Katardzhieva.