Akarua Pinot Rosé
100% Pinot Noir
Region: Central Otago
Sub Region: Bannockburn
Akarua Estate Vineyard
Vineyard block(s): Lakeview, Riverview & Clutha
Aspect: Riverview - North / West, Lakeview – South/West
Row orientation: Riverview - East / West, Lakeview – North/South
Height above sea level: 270m – 323m
Soil: Shallow and weakly structured fine loess topsoils overlaying schist.
Vine age: 11 Years
Trellis System: 2 cane VSP
Pruning: shoot thinned, leaf plucked and fruit thinned.
Picked: 30th March – 24th April 2012
Pre-ferment maceration: 5 Days cold soak
Yeast: Innoculated – various strains
Fermentation Heat: Cool – less than 13°C
Light strawberry crush.
Lifted strawberry with hints of passionfruit.
Vibrant and juicy red fruits with a lovely creamy texture across the palate and long length.
Made to drink as a young wine but will cellar comfortably for 1-3 years.
Serve lightly chilled
Viticulturalist • Gillian Wilson
Winemaker • Matt Connell
Bottled • August 2012
Brix at Harvest • 23.5
Alcohol • 13 %
Residual Sugar • 11.5g/l
Titratable Acidity • 8.25g/l
pH • 3.37