Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rosé 2019
Our Bald Hills 'Friends and Lovers' Central Otago Rosé is back!
With aromas of raspberry, jasmine, rose petal and a palate rich with berry fruit and cherries, this is a deliciously dry style Rosé. The supple fruit sweetness and balanced acidity gives this wine a delightful finish.
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2020 - 93 Points (Outstanding)
"Youthful, ripe and very alluring scents of light red cherry and strawberry, roses and red apple, peach tea and a touch of red quince. On the palate - delicious! Everything a Rosé wine should be with a juicy fleshy texture, ripe light red fruit flavours plus something that makes it special - such as the peach tea and quince mentioned above, a great acid-line and finish that demands you take another sip. Best drinking is upon purchase and through 2021."
Yvonne Lorkin 2019 - 4 Stars
Enjoy as an aperitif or as the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or lamb with herbs.
Winemaking and Viticulture
The fruit was hand harvested Pinot Noir (clones Abel and 115). Harvest took place on April 12th 2019. The fruit was whole bunch pressed to a stainless steel tank for cold settling for two days. The juice was then racked and the juice inoculated with selected wine yeast. The cool fermentation was stopped to retain a touch of residual sugar.
Pink with apricot hues. Fragrant with raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, crab apple, melon, peach and a hint of aniseed. Plush entry of apricots, nectarines and peach. Supple and silky on the mid palate with good fruit sweetness and pleasing acidity. The finish is long with ripe phenolics and showing good minerality.