2023 Kōparepare Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé
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Colour / Appearance: Pale, salmon pink colour.
Aroma / Bouquet: Strawberry, red apple and watermelon.
Palate: Medium-bodied, this wine is generous and fruity, with a delicious strawberries & cream profile and spice flavours. It finishes soft and dry, leaving a mouthwatering texture.
Cellaring: This wine is ready to be drunk young and fresh, or within two years of the vintage date with careful cellaring.
Food Match: This is a lovely food wine. Pair it with sustainably sourced seafood.
Serve: Lightly chilled
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Acidity: 6.15 g/L
Climate: The 2023 growing season started with soil moisture at capacity following a wet winter. Flowering conditions were uneven across Marlborough, with some sub-regions achieving a good set and crop load and others below average set. Vigilance around disease pressure was paramount, with regular rain events through the season and unusual humidity and warm nights through much of December and January. Day time temperatures were not warm, delaying the vine’s physiological advancement. Marlborough breathed a sigh of relief as cyclone Gabrielle minimally impacted the region in February, while wreaking havoc through much of the North Island. The season turned a corner for Marlborough in early March with a return to cool nights and sunnier conditions allowing us to delay harvest for as long as possible, resulting in fruit that reached good sugar levels with attractive flavours, while disease levels remained low and manageable. Fruit condition remained very good through until the end of harvest.
Grape Growing: This Pinot Noir Rosé is sourced from two estate grown vineyards – 14% from Pauls Road (Rapaura) and 86% from Little Alfred (Southern Valleys). The vines were trained to a mixture of 2-cane and spur-pruned vertical shoot position design. 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.
- GOLD - Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023.
- "Pristine and elegantly fragrant, showing raspberry, white flesh stone fruit and crunchy apple notes, leading to a brightly expressed palate offering juicy fruit flavours with a lengthy refreshing finish, making it delightfully drinkable" 93/100 points (5 stars) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
- "Pale rosé with a pretty pink hue and summer berry, watermelon and red rose petal flavours. An initial hint of sweetness is balanced by crisp acidity that promotes a refreshingly dry and lingering finish” 91/100 points (4 stars) - The Real Review
- "Bright, even, pale salmon. It has a vibrant and forward bouquet with raspberry, pomegranate, watermelon, floral and spice aromas. Medium-light bodied, raspberry, pomegranate and watermelon aromas melded with white blossom and spice dusting. The fruit is fresh with crisp acidity; subtle texture carries a thirst-quenching finish" 88/100 points - Candice Chow (Raymond Chan Wine Reviews)