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score

90

Rose petals & summer berries.

2016 Brightwater Sophie's Kiss Rose

Nelson

“Wonderful aromas of rose petals and summer berries introduce this fresh and gorgeous Pinot Noir Rosé. It is beautifully balanced, displaying flavors of fresh strawberries and cream. The palate is mouth-filling and rich leading on to a long luxurious finish.”

Winemaker's notes

This wine is from Pinot Noir grapes grown on our sustainably certified vineyards. The vines were carefully shoot thinned and leaf plucked to give the berries optimum exposure to the sun. Slow to ripen bunches were removed by hand thus ensuring the grapes were perfectly ripe at the time of picking. The grapes were hand-picked then destemmed into our small Pinot Noir fermenters. After 24 hours of cold soaking free-run juice was bled off and transferred to a stainless steel tank. There it was cool fermented with neutral yeast to maximise varietal aroma and flavors and stopped when the residual sugar was 6 gm/l. After 30 days on yeast lees the wine was assembled and bottled.

Details

Vintage2016 RegionNelson VarietyRosé ClosureScrew cap ColorOther Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13%

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