Friends and Lovers 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.
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.