Rua Pinot Rosé

Tasting Note

VINEYARDS - BannockBurn & Pisa

Bannockburn-

Cairnmuir Road 32%

Cliff's Terrace, Cairnmuir Red, Lakeview

Clones: 5, 10/5, 114, 777

Row orientation: East / West

Soil: Very sandy fine schist with free draining loams

Vine age: 16-18 years old

Trellising system & pruning: VSP, spur
Felton Road 48%

Kofiua

Clones: 5,6,13, 115; 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:  21 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

Pisa -

25 Steps 20%

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:  21 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

VINTAGE

Growing conditions: An exceptionally warm, dry spring and early summer gave us unusually high early season growth. This extraordinary heat brought the whole growing season forward culminating in our earliest rosé harvest on March 1st. Late summer brought us record high rainfall with relatively cool daytime temperatures. These cooler temperatures kept disease pressure in check and the fruit delivered to the winery by the vineyard crew was in excellent condition.

Grower Degree Days:  1,283 GDD

Rainfall: 426 ml Oct-April growing season

VINIFICATION

Cold Soak: 5 days

Ferment Vessel: 100% tank

Yeast: Inoculated

Fermentation Temp: 13-15°

TASTING NOTES

Wildly exotic fruit salad perfume of pineapple, passionfruit, strawberries and watermelon. Heady florals too - jasmine, lilies and gardenia. The centre palate is lush with strawberry and cream texture, with balancing freshness, a grapefruit skin kick, and long mineral-led finish. Delicious!

WINEMAKERS NOTES

“The complexity in our 2018 Rua Pinot Rosé comes from diverse vineyard selection across two sub regions - Bannockburn and Pisa. The Pisa vineyard 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 driving minerality and glacial purity."

CELLARING

2-3 years.

 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Vineyard Manager: Mark Naismith

Winemaker: Andrew Keenleyside

Harvest date: 1st - 8th March 2018

Brix at Harvest: 19-21

Alcohol: 12 %

Residual Sugar: 4.6 g/l

Titratable Acidity:  7.9

Bottled:  July 2018

PH: 3.12

RUA Pinot Rosé 2018  - Akarua

RUA Pinot Rosé
2018

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Price: $24.00
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