2022 Kōparepare Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé
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Colour / Appearance: Blush-pink, with a salmon hue.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted raspberry, rhubarb, red apple, and watermelon fruit flavours, with a touch of spice.
Palate: A medium-bodied wine, with bright red fruit flavours, a creamy flowing texture followed by a lengthy, soft finish.
Cellaring: This wine is ready to be enjoyed now, or within two years of the vintage date with careful cellaring.
Food Match: This is a dry Rosé suited to pairing with food. Try serving with sustainably sourced smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh green salads.
Serve: Lightly chilled
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Acidity: 7.37 g/L
Climate: The 2022 growing season started with soil moisture at capacity, following an unusually wet winter which saw flooding in parts of the region. Pleasingly, the region did not suffer any major frost events, and despite conditions in November being a little wet, the warmth that went with it meant that flowering was not drawn out, and resulted in good fruit set and the prospect of healthy yields. The remainder of the season was punctuated by cooler weather and rainfall events, and we were vigilant around disease pressure as we entered the harvest period. Harvest was later compared to previous years, and Brix accumulation was slow. We experienced another rain event in late March, which then required us to harvest as quickly as possible in many blocks to retain pure fruit expression, while maintaining a quality focus and attention to detail.
Grape Growing: This Pinot Noir Rosé is sourced from our estate-grown fruit on Pauls Road (Rapaura area) and Little Alfred (Southern Valleys) vineyards. The vines were trained to 2-3 cane VSP. Throughout the growing season, the vines were thoughtfully managed, with open canopies and prudent crop thinning helping to create fully ripe, clean fruit come harvest time.
- TROPHY - Champion Rosé - Marlborough Wine Show 2022.
- GOLD (for the third consecutive year) - Marlborough Wine Show 2022.
- "It's beautifully lifted on the nose showing apricot, raspberry, watermelon and lemon peel aromas, followed by an elegantly flavoursome palate that's bright and refreshing. Light, vibrant and delightfully tasty. At its best: now to 2024." 93/100 (5 Stars), Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
- "The nose is fresh, bursting with aromas of strawberries, cherries, roses and a hint of spice. Medium-bodied, aromas of strawberries and cherries intermixed raspberries, unfolding roses and Sichuan peppercorns. The wine is dry with lovely flavour intensity, bright acidity and a fine-textured mouthfeel." 90/100 Points (4 Stars), Candice Chow (Raymond Chan Wine Reviews)