‘Balance’ is the key attribute you should look for when searching for a Central Otago Pinot Rosé. We are confident to offer you the perfect equilibrium of fad and substance. The delicate difference between fun and frivolous. The vermillion coloured, dry style Pinot Noir Rosé, provides a slightly decadent enjoyable
‘Rosé the day away’ experience.
Excellent by itself, exceptional with food, it carefully awakens delightful memories of summer fragrances. Masses of flowering briar roses on the sun-dried hills, the scent of ripe wild strawberries, red cherries and an intriguing hint of red currants will awaken the nose and delight the spirit. This promise is gracefully flowing onto the palate and into a soft, lingering finish. Hawkshead Pinot Rosé is an essential summer companion for long lunches & picnics, beach afternoons, even gardening chores or just for a rest at the end of the day, enjoying the long evening light.
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Sub-Region: Central Otago
Colour: Brillant Vermillion hues
Style: Dry in style
Flavour Profile: ‘Rosé the day away’ with our delicious and sassy Pinot Rosé. Elegant dry in style our Pinot Rosé it is uplifting with notes of flowering briar roses, red berries & cherries, wild strawberries and an intriguing hint of red currants.
Those aromas carry on, lead into the fruit-driven flavours and refresh the palate brilliantly. There is a natural, notable fruit acidity which supports a long lingering clean dry finish.
Our youthful Pinot Rosé is essential for long summer lunches & picnics, also a first-rate companion for afternoons on the beach or in the garden or just quietly enjoying the long evening light with a glass of Rosé.
Winemaking Comments: 100% Pinot Noir, the fruit was destemmed and left for two days on skins before being lightly pressed and settled. Indigenous yeast fermentation took place over 6 weeks until dryness was achieved. The Rosé rested on lees for 4 months for texture; 20% in older French oak barrique, 80% in stainless steel tanks, then racked and filtered for clarity and texture. Due to lower grape yields in 2020, Hawkshead blended a small portion of 2019 Central Otago Rosé to the 2020 vintage.
Wine Analysis: pH 3.35, TA 6.50g/L, Alc 13%, Res Sugar 2 g/L
Bottling Date: 28th September 2020
Wine Maker: Dean Shaw