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2010 Whitehaven Rosé


Silver Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2010

Tasting Note

Colour / Appearance:Bright strawberry / deep blush.
Aroma / Bouquet:Lifted strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours with refreshing watermelon and cream notes.
Palate:The palate is soft and plush, supporting lifted berry fruit aromatics and creamy complexities, with a long clean finish.
Cellaring:Our Rosé is youthful and fresh to be enjoyed now and can be cellared for 2 to 3 years.
Food Match:A great pairing with food. Try serving with smoked fish, pâtés, or fresh green salads. Also a great cheese match, particularly edam, gouda or gruyere.
Serve:Lightly chilled.

Wine Analysis

Residual Sugar:5.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity:6.6 g/L


Harvest Date:16th April 2010
Climate:The early ripening season was cooler than average, resulting in a late flowering. However, warm dry conditions over budburst and later in the season lead to balanced yields, clean fruit and excellent flavours.
Vine Management:The vines were pruned to two canes on a vertical shoot positioning trellis.


Winemaking:The fruit was crushed and destemmed then held on skins for three days. The juice was drawn off and cold settled. A cold fermentation with selected yeast ensured a wine with lifted aromatics and freshness.
Winemaker:Sam Smail & Rowan Langdon

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