2016 PINOT ROSÉ
About the vintage
2016 was a picture perfect season. Plenty of warm dry weather with rain just when we needed it. The warm days were balanced by cool nights, slowing the ripening down at just the right time to allow the fruit the all-important hang time to develop its array of flavours.
Ripe, juicy Pinot Noir was picked in the cool of the early morning from our company vineyards and rushed into the winery. It was gently crushed and left on the skins for just a few hours in order to extract colour and lovely berry fruit flavours. The juice was then transferred to stainless steel tanks and cool fermented to help retain the bright, fresh aromas and flavours.
What the wine is like
Bright pink in the glass, the Pinot Rose 2016 is made from 100% Pinot Noir. With a gentle nose of ripe, juicy raspberries and a touch of toffee apple, this off-dry Rose is very appealing and easy to enjoy. Supple with a tinge of sweetness from the ripe fruit, the palate is seamlessly smooth with lovely red berry characters. This wine doesn’t require food, but is equally as good with light flavoured dishes, pizza and pasta, salmon, salads and platters of nibbles. 12.5% alcohol.
When to enjoy
Serve chilled as a pre-dinner drink to enjoy with cheeses and nibbles or just to relax with at the end of the day. This approachable yet classy wine is the solution for many occasions – especially if you’re not sure whether to open a red or a white!
Suggested food pairings
Light pasta dishes, rice dishes such as paella or risotto, seafood, pates and terrines, salads – great with a Caesar salad! Sushi and other Japanese foods, pizza, cheeses – including goat’s cheese – mildly spiced curries.