2020 Mansion House Bay Marlborough Pinot 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. Serve lightly chilled.
Food Match: Try serving with smoked fish, pâtés, mild, hard cheeses or fresh green salads.
Serve: Lightly chilled.
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
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 conditions.
Harvest Date: 14th, 16th and 22nd of March
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.
- "It's bright and fresh with inviting aromas of sweet strawberry, rockmelon and Gala apple on the nose, followed by an elegantly flavoursome palate offering bright fruit intensity and fine texture. Light and refreshing with plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2022." Sam Kim, NZ, 91/100 Points