This elegant salmon pink Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir Rosé immediately presents luscious strawberries and cream on the nose. Those bright berries, meet with white peach stone fruit on the palate with a dry, medium-dry finish.
Following in the footsteps of European producers, New Zealand has seen a resurgence in the popularity of the Rosé style of wine using Pinot Noir. Some would say it is due to the simplicity of the wine style, and the sense of fun associated . Allan Scott Family Winemakers cellar is situated on Jackson road, across the vineyards of Cloudy Bay. Allan Scott’s vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given during the growing season produce some of the world’s greatest wines. The 2019 growing season was warmer and less windy than usual. This meant during the crucial flowering stage, pollination was a lot lighter than usual. Careful planning and meticulous attention in the vineyard kept the grapes growing to their full potential. The fruit was picked early-March and a percentage was macerated on skins for 4 hours before pressing off. Another proportion was drained off tanks to help with concentration. The wine was fermented very cool (10⁰-13⁰C) to preserve the fruit character sand the bright lively colour. After only a short time on lees (2 weeks) it was racked and sulphured, before being filtered and prepared for bottling.
The perfect “Snack wine”. great with nibbles, charcuteries and light fish dishes. also great with seared tuna steak.