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Astrolabe Vineyards
Beacon Hill Vineyard Rosé 2017

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$150.00

 

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$25.00

 

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Astrolabe Vineyards
Beacon Hill Vineyard
Rosé
2017

RRP NZ$25

$150.00 per case (6 x 750 ml)

Sometimes when making a wine, there are elements other than pure fruit that I want to showcase, such as texture and complexity. These diverse single vineyard wines, of tiny production, are released under our Vineyards range.

Where the Waihopai Valley meets the Wairau Valley, some of our oldest vines are grown by Jeff and Vanessa Hammond at Beacon Hill Vineyard on gently undulating, well drained soil of stony alluvium from the undissected older terraces. The Astrolabe Vineyards Beacon Hill Vineyard Pinot Rosé  is made from Pinot Noir grapes grown at Beacon Hill Vineyard as well as a small portion of Pinot Gris.

I did a fast ferment for the Rosé, with a high level of grape solids and a warm temperature, to create a complex aroma and reduce the dominance of the varietal fruit. It is savoury, textural and very dry.

Simon Waghorn, Winemaker.

  Beacon Hill Vineyard

  • Colour/Appearance Delicate shade of rose gold
  • Aroma/Bouquet Quince and rhubarb crème brûlée, rosewater and bottled stonefruit
  • Palate Medium bodied dry wine with round, mouth filling flavours of crabapple jelly and quince paste
  • Cellaring Best enjoyed while young and fresh, though made to age gracefully
  • Suggested Foods Light salad or pasta dishes, paella, charcuterie, prawn cocktail, and grilled haloumi
  • Serve Lightly chilled
Astrolabe Vineyards Beacon Hill Vineyard Pinot Rosé 2017