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Obsidian Estate Rose 2016 (Sold Out)

Price:
SOLD OUT (2017 Vintage available from Mid July)
Bulk Discount:
When you order 6 or more bottles of wine you receive a 10% reduction in price per bottle. Join the Obsidian Wine Club to receive 15-20% off your wine purchases.


Tasting Notes

download.gifAppearance

Bright vibrant pink.

Bouquet
Intense aromas of red berries with hints of spice.

Palate
The palate is very lively and fresh with juicy acidity and well balanced sweetness.

Cellaring
Drink now while young and fresh or cellaring for up to 2 years.

Production

Variety:

Merlot predominant

Region:
Onetangi Valley, Obsidian Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

Season:
A cool wet spring continued into November, resulting in variable crop levels in some varieties. Late spring saw parts of Waiheke affected by isolated hail showers also impacting some earlier flowering varieties. December through January was warm and humid with northerly winds predominating. Late summer was mostly settled apart from a near miss as Cyclone Pam tracked down the East Coast of the North Island bringing strong winds but very little rain. Weather conditions over harvest were generally settled allowing fruit to be harvested in optimal conditions.

Harvest:
Hand picked March and April 2016.

Vinification:
The fruit was destemmed before being gently pressed to stainless tanks for cold fermentation to pressure and enhance aromatics. At dryness the wine was stablised and bottled while still young and fresh.

Analysis:

Winemaker: Michael Wood
Alcohol: 13%


Cellaring Guide

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