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Te Muna Estate
Regatta Rosé 2021
From two sites on the Butterworth Julicher homeblock on Te Muna Road, this wine was made from 100% Pinot Noir. Expertly hand tended before being handpicked, the vines were earmarked to be Rosé in true European style. The grapes were selected for this wine based on flavour in three separate picks to showcase the purity of acid, good mid palate weight, and riper flavours
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Colour: Bright luminous pink
Aroma: Lifted strawberry, navel orange, and freshly sliced watermelon notes jump from the glass, with hints of vanilla bean custard and cream.
Palate: Glycerol richness from the time in barrel on the palate is immediately evident, with the pure acid line adding another dimension to the wine. Clean lines and purity are the keys to this wine.
Once in the winery, the Pinot Noir grapes were immediately whole cluster pressed into stainless steel to settle overnight. All the juice was racked into old French Oak barrels and fermented long and slow until dryness in a European style. The wine was left in barrel to mature for 6 Months before being racked to Stainless Steel. The wine received no finings and a gentle filtration before bottling
Variety and clones: 100% Pinot Noir; clones 1Abel and 15
Harvest dates: 5th, 9th and 17th of March, 2021
Harvest analysis: Brix: 20.5-21.5°Br pH: 3.23-3.28 TA: 7.13-8.40
Wine analysis: Alcohol: 12%; pH: 3.23 to 3.28; TA: 7.13 to 8.40; RS: <3g/L
Bottling date: 28th September 2023
Allergens: Sulphites. Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly.