Huntress ‘Waikura’ Gladstone Wairarapa Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Rose from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Nov-2018
Moderately deep, light red colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with deep and solidly packed aromas of red cherry fruit along with a layering of fresh, savoury and dark herbs lending mouthwatering notes. Very dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is vibrant and edgy with a piquant core of bitter cherry fruit entwined with an array of herbs. The mouthfeel is lively, refreshing and thirst-quenching with some phenolic textures. The mouthfeel features plenty of grip and presence, and the wine carries to a long, textural finish of bitter cherries and herbs. This is a vibrant and edgy dry rosé that borders on being a light red, with cherry and herbal flavours on a weighty and solid palate with thirst-quenching grip. This is a wine that requires food. Match with tapas and Mediterranean fare, as well as wild duck and pork over the next 2-3 years. Organically grown Pinot Noir fruit from a Gladstone vineyard, predominantly clone 5 with 667 and Abel, 70% of the fruit, hand-picked undergoing whole cluster carbonic maceration in sealed vats, the ferments going for 10-14 days on skins, with 30% saigneed Pinot Noir, fermented to 12.5% alc. and 0.38 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months in seasoned French oak barriques. 17.0-/20 Nov 2018 RRP $27.00

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