B2 Pinot Noir Rose 2011
A more full bodied style Rosé with a deep hue.This refreshingly different Rosé has been produced with 100% estate grown Pinot Noir grapes.
Ripe cherry and apple blossom give way to bright raspberry and pomegranate characters showing subtle sweetness and a crisp, clean finish.
This Rosé would go great with an afternoon BBQ or simply by the glass to refreshen you on a warm summer's day.
225 Cases produced.
Brennan Family Vineyards: Clones 10/5, 667, 777, 5, 6, 115
The Brennan Family vineyards encompass 8 Hectares of Pinot Noir along the Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, Central Otago. The site offers several different aspects and soil types ranging from the lean gravel slopes to the heavier clay flats. The majority of the vineyard is well over fifteen years old and represents some of the most mature vineyard in the area.
The fruit selected was: Clone 10/5 from a moderately sloping area of the Brennan Family Vineyards, Clones 667 and 777 from the steep leaner soils of the Brennan Vineyard. OVO Clones 5 and 6 from the higher flats and clone 115 from the moderately sloping/leaner soils of the eastern end of the OVO vineyard.
A three day cold soak period was followed by 12 - 18 days of fermentation with maximum temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. The fruit was vinified in several small stainless steel fermenters with different types of yeast to add complexity to the resulting wine.
Twenty percent of the wine was matured in neutral oak barrels for 12 months to add further complexity to the wine.