Saint Clair Marlborough Premium Pinot Gris Rosé 2016

A delicious fine textured Rosé full of red fruit flavours and a fresh persistent finish.

Winemaker:
Matt Thomson, Hamish Clark and Kyle Thompson

Colour:
Pale salmon

Aroma:
Lifted aromas of warmed strawberry and spiced pear.

Palate:
A luscious and weighty palate with ripe fruit flavours of strawberries, raspberries, and poached pear with cream. The acidity is fresh and well balanced with a pleasant persistent finish.

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. 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, Titratable Acidity: 6.0g/litre, Residual Sugar: 3.9/litre, pH: 3.27.

Food match:
Baby leaf spring salad with grilled fish.

NZ$18.90