2018 Wood Loop Road Pinot Noir Rosé

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2018 WOOD LOOP ROAD PINOT NOIR ROSÉ

Soft textured & fresh

TASTING NOTES

Blush, with a salmon hue.

Lifted raspberry, rhubarb, red apple and watermelon fruit flavours, also with floral notes.

A medium bodied wine with a soft texture and fresh acidity that enhances the bright red berry flavours and adds to the long, fresh 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.

VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING

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


Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 4.0g/L
pH: 3.58
Titratable Acidity: 6.0 g/L

VITICULTURE

Budburst was slightly earlier than normal and the weather slightly warmer than average. The early part of the season was notable for no frost events. In November, the weather became dry and the timing of the season returned to the long term average with some cooler days. Hot, dry weather in early December resulted in a very good fruit set, and a rapid advancement in vine growth. The remainder of December and January were very hot. February was wetter with two ex-tropical cyclones adding some disease pressure. However, in March and April the region was exposed to perfect late season ripening conditions of warm, sunny days and cool nights, resulting in intense fruit flavours.

Gravel-threaded Moutere Clay
Standard vertical trellis
18th March, 2018

WINEMAKING

The fruit was machine-harvested then crushed and de-stemmed. 2-3 hours of skin contact in the press ensured the suitable amount of colour and flavour extraction. The juice was lightly pressed and cold settled. A cold fermentation with selected yeast ensured a wine with lifted fruit flavours and freshness.