Coal Pit Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

10-Nov-2017

Coal Pit Wines is the self-contained boutique winegrowing operation of Rose Dunphy, who in 2001 purchased an established vineyard planted in 1994 on a historical coal pit site in the Gibbston Valley region of Central Otago. She has revitalised the vineyard which has 5.5 ha of Pinot Noir and 2.0 ha of Sauvignon Blanc on the 12 ha site. She commissioned a 30 tonne winery built on site for the 2007 vintage. Very high quality Pinot Noir, Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc are produced by winemaker Lynn Horton. Lynn’s husband Gary Crabbe looks after the viticulture. Here, I review the 2017 Rosé, from a challenging growing season with cool weather in the early stages. Warm autumn weather meant no disease or frost pressures, and the fruit was able to be hung out for "ideal sugar levels and phenolic ripeness”. www.coalpitwine


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