Rose 2018

Region:
‘Te Muna’ means ‘secret place’ and the Te Muna Terraces vine growing area is situated in the old Huangarua River path sheltered by the Aorangi Ranges.

Terroir:
The soils of Te Muna Terraces are free-draining alluvial gravel, which are rich in minerals making it ideal for growing grapes. The climate is an extension of Martinborough and similar to Burgundy, being only slightly cooler due to higher altitude, but with long cool summers and low rainfall providing the optimum long ripening conditions for grapes.

Viticulture:
This Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes that were hand harvested from our Estate vineyard on Te Muna Road, Martinborough.

Winemaking:
The grapes went straight to press on the same day of picking. The juice was settled overnight, before racking for fermentation in stainless steel, for purity of fruit. No malolactic fermentation was completed, and no ning agents added, only a gentle ltration before bottling for brilliant clarity.

Colour: Brilliant salmon pink
Aroma: Lifted wild strawberries and cream, accentuated by bright orals.
Palate: Fresh and vibrant, this wine has a delicate texture with a racy, bright acidity.
Cellaring Potential: For current drinking. Serve chilled.
Variety & Clones: 47% Abel clone pinot noir, 53% 115clone pinot noir

Technical Specifications:
Harvest Date: 4 April 2018
Harvest Analysis: Brix 22.5, pH 3.14, TA 6.15g/L, Residual sugar 3.2g/L

Allergens: Contains sulphites