Wither Hills

Wither Hills Wairau Valley

Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé2014 Wither Hills Wairau Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé

Fresh watermelon pink in colour with an enticing subtle crushed ice blue hue, this inaugural Wither Hills Rose is refreshing in style with perfumed aromas of wild strawberries and fresh raspberries, reminiscent of summer berries.

Goes great with:

  • Dessert

  • Seafood

$1799 RRP 750ml bottle

Accolades:

  • Bronze, Royal Easter Show 2015
  • Bronze, The Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015

Fresh watermelon pink in colour with an enticing subtle crushed ice blue hue, this inaugural Wither Hills Rose is refreshing in style with perfumed aromas of wild strawberries and fresh raspberries, reminiscent of summer berries.  The palate is elegant with a delightful creamy texture and superb length balanced nicely with bright acidity. This dry style of Rose is a perfect accompaniment to those beautiful summer days.

Description:

Aromas:
Perfumed aromas of wild strawberries and fresh raspberries, reminiscent of summer berries.
Palate:
The palate is elegant with a delightful creamy texture and superb length balanced nicely with bright acidity.

Harvest Notes:

Marlborough was sun drenched throughout late spring and summer as the 2014 growing season saw daily temperatures consistently above long term averages, resulting in one of the warmest summers in the last decade. Flowering and fruit set progressed without concern and we knew we were set up for a great harvest. With the warm weather continuing, ripening progressed quickly and harvest commenced earlier than in previous years. Pinot Noir was a standout this year. The berries were in immaculate condition with a gorgeous depth of flavour in the fruit. Strategically situated sites were chosen for this 100% Pinot Noir Rose from the Wairau Valley. The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness for a fresh vibrant style of Rose.

Fermentation Notes:

The berries were gently pressed, cold settled, racked and cool fermented with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavors. After fermentation the wines remained on light yeast lees to enhance palate feel and structure. The wines were then racked, blended, filtered, and bottled to retain & capture the lovely freshness of Marlborough Rosé.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2014
Variety:
Pinot Noir Rosé
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
13% v/v
pH:
3.50
Residual Sugar:
2.5 g/l