2014 Home Block Rose

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2014 HOME BLOCK ROSE

Soft & supple

TASTING NOTES

Blush, with a salmon hue.

Lifted strawberries, pink grapefruit and pomegranate.

A medium bodied wine with a soft, supple texture, supporting bright red fruit aromatics and creamy complexities. These flavours persist on the lengthy, dry finish.

1-2 years

Lightly Chilled

This is a dry Rosé, suited to pairing with food. Try serving with smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh green salads.

Mild, hard cheeses such as edam, gouda or gruyere.

VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING

Dan Manuge Sea Level Estate
Coastal Highway, Mariri Nelson, New Zealand


Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L
pH: 3.39
Titratable Acidity: 6.0 g/L
Variety: Pinot Noir

VITICULTURE

The season started with an early budburst due to a warm winter. A warm, dry spring and early summer resulted in ideal growing conditions and healthy yields. Mid-season rain spells also aided plant growth and canopy vigour. Some cooler weather over January was followed by a warm, dry ripening period.

Gravel-threaded Moutere Clay
Standard vertical trellis
14th March, 2014

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-harvested in cool early morning conditions. The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed, then held on skins for 3-4 hours to extract colour and flavour from the skins. The juice was then gently pressed out, clear settled and fermented at cool temperatures. The ferments were carried out in stainless steel.