Learn More About This Varietal
Warm settled weather in spring and early summer provided great conditions for flowering and fruit set, resulting in yields more aligned with the long-term average than in previous vintages.
The classic dry windy weather Marlborough normally experiences throughout summer was this year replaced with extended periods of cloud cover and rainfall, causing some initial concern from the viticulture and winemaking teams, however once ripening commenced the weather settled and remained fine and windy throughout harvest.
The increased soil moisture ultimately resulted in excellent canopy development and overall vine health, alleviating any initial disease concerns, and the reduced sunshine hours and cooler daily temperatures helped slow and extend the ripening period resulting in wines of intense concentration and poise.
Harvesting progressed smoothly with the favourable weather conditions allowing the winemakers to hang the bunches out on the vine to achieve optimum ripeness, with picking commencing in the third week of March and completed before the end of April.
Select parcels of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah were hand harvested in the cool hours of the morning before being gently destemmed to liberate the purest lightly coloured juice without pressing. Fermented in neutral French oak barriques at low temperatures with extended time on lees to give texture and bâttonage was undertaken on select barrels before gentle racking with nitrogen for blending.
Harvested 25 March - 5 April 2023
94 points 5 stars
Exquisite and finely poised, the wine shows white flesh nectarine, lemon peel, oatmeal and subtle flinty notes on the nose, leading to a brilliantly focused palate delivering linear mouthfeel and elegant flow, finishing wonderfully long and refined. At its best now to 2025.
What is your Reserve Rosé made from
We use Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir from our Estate vineyards to make this wine. We also use seasoned French oak which gives the wine texture.
Is your Rosé dry?
Yes, this wine is made in a dry style, making it a perfect match with food.