BLEND: 67% Merlot and 33% Malbec
HARVEST DATE: 16/03/14 – 17/03/14
BRIX @ HARVEST: 22
REGION: Waiheke Island
VINEYARDS: Cactus Bay
The exceptional 2014 vintage brings us our inaugural release of Pinque, our classically styled, pale, dry Rosé! Pinque is a blend of 66% Merlot and 33% Malbec from some of our steepest vineyards surrounding the idyllic Cactus Bay. The grapes were handpicked and loaded into the press for a ‘champagne’ press program which is a gentle and extended pressing program lasting six hours, designed to extract only the most pure and delicate flavours from the grape. After 48 hours of cold settling, the pale coloured juice is racked to tank for a long cool fermentation to dryness before careful filtration and bottling in the winter months.
The 2014 Pinque has beautiful aromas of strawberry, summer savoury and white Cranberry with a delicate pale pink hue. A lovely creamy texture and clean dry finish, hallmarks of a wine with wonderful finesse and elegance. It is the perfect pre dinner aperitif or summer drinking wine.
Named after the small merchant ships that for centuries have plied their trade along the Mediterranean coast, we present Pinque, a Provençal style Rosé produced from the steep sun drenched coastal hillsides surrounding Cactus Bay.