Rua Pinot Rose

Tasting Note

VINEYARDS - Bannockburn and Pisa

Bannockburn-

Cairnmuir Road 28%

Cliff's Terrace, Lakeview, Southview, Cairnmuir Rise

Clones: 5, 10/5, 777, 115

Row orientation: East / West

Soil: Very sandy fine schist with free draining loams

Vine age: 17-23 years old

Trellising system & pruning: VSP, spur
Felton Road 35%

Kofiua

Clones: 5,10/5; varying rootstocks

Aspect: North/north west sloping elevated glacial terrace

Row orientation: east/west

Soil: weakly structured light alluvial soils overlaying schist rock

Elevation: 270m

Vine age:  22 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

Pisa -

25 Steps 19%

Clones: 5, 6

Aspect: Highly undulating glacial terrace

Row orientation: east/west

Soil: weakly structured light alluvial soils overlaying schist rock

Elevation: 270m

Vine age:  17 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

Murrell 19%

Clones: 6

Aspect: flat and level river terrace

Row Orientation: north/south
Soil:
fine silt loam over schist based alluvial gravels
Vine Age:
22 years

Trellis & pruning: VSP, spur

 

VINIFICATION

Cold Soak: 5-8 days

Ferment Vessel: 100% tank

Yeast: Inoculated

VINTAGE

Growing conditions:  Characteristically unpredictable Central Otago growing conditions bookended by frost events. Overall, a cool, settled season with good rainfall resulting in long, gentle development of flavour and physiological ripeness. Budburst, flowering and fruit set all right on schedule this year for our cool climate region.

Grower Degree Days:  1,100 GDD

Rainfall: 426 ml Oct-April

TASTING NOTE

Wildly exotic fruit salad perfume of pineapple, passionfruit, strawberries and watermelon. Heady florals too - jasmine, lilies and gardenia. The centre palate is perfumed with balancing freshness from notes of pink grapefruit and feijoa, and a soft, lifted finish. Delicious!

Winemaker’s Notes:

“The complexity in our 2019 Rua Pinot Rosé comes from diverse vineyard selection across two sub regions - Bannockburn and Pisa. The Pisa vineyards brings energy and tension to the acid structure, and the Bannockburn vineyards contribute fruit richness and character. The parent material of the soil here is schist; ground up over time, giving the wine a spine of minerality and glacial purity."

CELLARING

2-3 years.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Vineyard Manager: Mark Naismith

Winemaker: Andrew Keenleyside

Harvest date: 8th-29th March 2019

Brix at Harvest: 19-21

Alcohol: 12 %

Residual Sugar: 6.0 g/l

Titratable Acidity:  6.5

Bottled:  July 2019

PH: 3.35

RUA Pinot Rose 2019  - Akarua

RUA Pinot Rose
2019

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Price: $24.00
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