2021 Mansion House Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé
Colour / Appearance: Medium to bright pink, with a salmon hue.
Aroma / Bouquet: Vibrantly fruity, with watermelon, strawberry, and gentle peach notes.
Palate: A medium-bodied wine. Juicy and elegantly weighted, with lovely strawberry and spice flavours. Crisp and refreshing, with a soft texture, and a fully dry finish.
Cellaring: This wine is ready and enjoyable 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: 1.28 g/L
Acidity: 5.92 g/L
Climate: 2021 will be remembered as a season of two halves. The early part of the growing season was marked by two severe frost burn events which affected much of the region to varying degrees. This was followed by variable cool and wet weather through flowering, resulting in fewer berries setting per bunch, further reducing crops after the frost damage. Post-Christmas however, we could not have asked for a better season. The weather remained warm, but not hot, and we had beautiful diurnal shift leading into harvest, retaining freshness and energy in the fruit and providing the perfect conditions for flavour development. With the light crops, harvest was underway earlier than usual, and it was only in the final days of the harvest that we encountered some wet weather events that the winery was easily able to work around.
- "Bright and fresh, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows watermelon, apricot, red apple and subtle spice notes, followed by an elegantly weighted palate that's juicy and flavoursome. Light and refreshing, offering fabulous drinking. At its best: now to 2023." 93/100 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ