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Barrington Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2017

27 November,2017

Barrington Vineyard is the Central Otago wine venture of the Smythe and Dowling families who in 2011 purchased an 8 ha site with 4 clones of Pinot Noir and some rogue interplanted Pinot Gris vines. The vines are 14 y.o. and are on two distinct soil types, the vineyard sited on Muttontown Road on the banks of the Clutha River in Alexandra. The vineyard is managed by the Smythe’s son-in-law Jim Redgrave, the fruit going to the Barrington label as well as being outsourced under contract. The Barrington wines are made by Antony Worch of Alexandra Vintners. www.barringtonwine.co.nz

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Barrington ‘River Block’ Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2017

Rose from New Zealand – Otago

18-/20

Bright strawberry pink with a suggestion f peach and with some depth, , a little lighter on the edge. The nose is elegant and softly fresh with aromas of soft red berry fruits and strawberries and cream along with lifted red florals, and hints of mouthwatering minerals. The aromatics form a finely concentrated core. Off-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has gently rich flavours of strawberries and cream with fragrant red floral lift, and a hint of confectionary. The fruit has good depth and elegant concentration. The mouthfeel is lively and bright and enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity, and the wine is carried along a very soft-textured, mouthwatering line leading to a fragrant finish. This is an elegant and refined Pinot Noir Rosé with strawberry floral and hints of confection on a mouthwatering palate. 100% hand-picked Pinot Noir from the ‘River Block’, fermented in tank to 12.8% alc. and 5.8 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $23.00

Bright, pale strawberry pink colour, lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh and finely proportioned with aromas of strawberries and cranberries, along with red floral notes and mineral elements. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is refreshingly crisp, with delicate flavours of strawberries, cranberries, watermelon, and subtle hints of herb, red florals and mouthwatering mineral notes. The flavours are expressed with finesse, and the wine flows with good, refreshing acid energy along a fine line, leading to a light, nuanced finish of cranberries, florals and minerals. This is an elegant, finely flavoured dryish rosé with strawberry, cranberry, floral and minerally flavours on a refreshing palate Hand-picked Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘River Block’ cool-fermented to 12.8% alc. and 5.8 g/L RS. 17.5/20 Nov 2017 RRP $23.00

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