2020 Kōparepare Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé
Colour / Appearance: Pale strawberry
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted red berry fruits, stonefruit and creamy notes.
Palate: Generous and round with raspberry, watermelon and peach notes, finishing clean, refreshing and long with gentle underlying creaminess.
Cellaring: This wine is ready to be drunk now or within three years of the vintage date.
Food Match: Pair with sustainably sourced seafood.
Serve: Lightly chilled
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/L
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Harvest Dates: 14th, 16th and 22nd of March
Climate: 2020 was a classical growing season with plenty of sunshine, not too much heat through Summer and a return to cool nights preceding harvest, ensuring acidities and flavours remained bright and vibrant. This was all built on good rainfall pre Christmas, which set the vines up with healthy working canopies that held through to the end of harvest. The weather over harvest was settled and dry, allowing fruit to be harvested in lovely condition.
Winemaking: Made with 100% Pinot Noir, the fruit was machine-harvested then crushed and immediately pressed at the winery to ensure the desired level of colour and flavour extraction. Fermentation was at cool temperatures with selected yeast to create a wine with pure fruit flavours and freshness.
- 2020 Marlborough Wine Show: Gold
- "This is splendidly expressed, showing apricot, Gala apple, orange peel and watermelon aromas on the nose, leading to a brightly flavoursome palate that's filled with juicy fruit flavours. It's elegant and refreshing with a lengthy delicious finish. At its best: now to 2022" 93/100 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ
- "Pale pink, fresh and lively, with peach, strawberry and spice flavours, dry and strong." 4 Stars, Michael Cooper, NZ
- "Off-dry rosé with summer fruits, strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. Delicate flavours and an appealing texture. Deserves to be served well-chilled. Good value at this price." 90/100 Points, Bob Campbell, NZ