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Our Ros̩ is a blend of St Laurent, Pinot Noir and Malbec. For those not familiar with St Laurent, it‰۪s a Pinot Noir/Carignan hybrid with delicious cherry/strawberry flavours and soft tannins which ripen early at lower sugars; hence a more modest alcohol and ideal for a summer time, any time, Ros̩. Each parcel of fruit was harvested in the cool early morning, crushed, destemmed and cold soaked in the press for several hours to extract just enough, lipstick red, colour prior to cool fermentation, blending, fining and bottling in early August.
Alive on the nose with strawberry, raspberry fruity flavours and just a hint of dry herbs ‰ÛÒ sage, thyme and rosemary. It‰۪s crisp and refreshing, reminding me of a berryfruit sorbet, yet finishes dry. Perfect for a warm summers day ‰ÛÏal fresco‰ lunch ‰ÛÒ smoked meats, aged cheeses, crisp salad and herb focaccia. Although when the Forrest family gets together at the bach, there‰۪s nothing wrong with Ros̩, fresh smoked kahawai and herb steamed Marlborough Sounds green lip mussels.
Brix at Harvest
Analysis at Bottling
6.1 - 7.7 tonne/ha