Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-Feb-2017
Light garnet red with peach hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and full with a rounded and dense core of savoury raspberry and red cherry fruit, along with complexing, funky aromas of lees and mineral reduction. Nuance of red florals and suggestions of confectionary emerge , and the reduction grows in prominence with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses complex savoury raspberry and cherry fruit melded with reductive mineral notes, with very subtle floral, earth and reductive elements, unfolding some floral and confectionary nuances. The palate has a firm core with slightly drying phenolic textures and line, with lacy acidity providing energy and a thirst-quenching mouthfeel. The wine carries to a moderately sustained, dry, savoury and mineral finish. This is a firm-hearted dry rosé in a European style with savoury raspberry and cherry fruit, with complex, mineral and earthy reductive notes on a dry-textured palate. Match with tapas and antipasto over the next 2+ years. Hand-picked clone 5 fruit from two blocks from the ‘Rocky Point’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc. and approx. 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees. 16.0/20 Feb 2017 RRP $23.99

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