Saint Clair Marlborough Origin Pinot Gris Rosé 2018

A delicious Rosé with flavours of fresh strawberries, poached pear and a fresh persistent finish.

Senior Winemaker:
Hamish Clark

Red Winemaker:
Kyle Thompson

Colour:
Watermelon blush.

Aroma:
Aromatic pink grapefruit, mixed warm summer berries and lemon blossom.

Palate:
A beautifully balanced wine with a juicy palate incorporating ripe watermelon, nashi pear, and pink grapefruit flavours.

Ageing Potential:
Perfect for drinking immediately this Rosé will continue to deliver over the next two to three years.

Winemaking:
This wine is made from a blend of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varieties.
The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain freshness and capture the fruit flavours. The grapes spent only a few hours on skins to extract the delicate flavour, aroma and colour and then carefully pressed. After settling the juice was fermented in 100 per cent stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. At the end of fermentation the wine was stabilised and carefully prepared for bottling.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 13% v/v
Residual sugar 3.5g/L
Acidity 6.1g/litre
pH 3.393

Food match:
Baby leaf spring salad with grilled fish.

Awards:
3 STARS - Bob Campbell 2018

NZ$18.90