2016 Huia Brut Rosé
100% estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes from the certified-organic Huia vineyard in Rapaura, Marlborough. The grapes were handpicked and whole bunch-pressed. Then the juice was racked off to barrels for fermentation. A warm fast ferment was encouraged. The base wines underwent full malolactic conversion and were aged on gross lees in old French oak for 11 months. The wine was then put on tirage where yeast and sugar is added to the wine before the wine is bottled. Secondary fermentation was conducted in the bottle and the wine was aged on the yeast lees in the bottle for 20 months. The bottles were hand riddled over a five-week period before being disgorged on the 8th and 9th November 2018. Alcohol 12.5%; pH 3.21; TA 6.3g/L; RS 6g/L.
The 2016 Huia Rosé displays an excellent fine bead and good bubble retention. The nose shows strawberry and cherry along with lovely fresh baked bread characters. Light strawberry and cherry fruit retain freshness on the palate. This wine has a creamy, fresh, dry finish. Claire & Mike Allan, Huia
The Real Review
Pretty, pale-pink rosé with deliciously fresh strawberry, raspberry and subtle yeasty flavours. A charming wine with an ethereal texture and a lengthy and delicately dry finish. Delicious rosé.
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