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Sparkling Blush 2020

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The perfect celebration drop!

Our Babydoll Sparkling Blush has delicate peachy, floral characters: bubbly, light and refreshingly crisp.

Perfect with summer salads, fresh sashimi and celebratory brunches!

Tasting notes

This beautiful pale-sparkling blush is delicate with white peach, persimmon and floral characters.

Bouquet: Delicate with white peach, persimmon and floral characters.
Palate: The palate is brilliantly balanced with pomegranate and pear flavours, with a crisp refreshing finish.
Food Match: Perfect with summer salads, fresh sashimi and celebration lunches.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

Vintage Summary

This is the earliest harvest on record since our inception. There were late spring frosts in Marlborough and some challenging weather over the flowering period, which resulted in moderate crops throughout the region. These moderate crops, coupled with a warm and stable end to the growing season, set us up for an early start with stunning fruit. We had clear warm days throughout March, so we could pick at our leisure, without any pressure from the elements.

Winemaking

The Pinot Gris parcels were harvested separately, pressed and cold settled for 72 hours. The clear juice was racked off and each parcel of juice was fermented separately, using selected yeast strains for Pinot Gris to enhance varietal character. A long, cool fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavours of stone fruit and pear. The blend was then blushed with 0.5% Kolor to give the pink hue, then stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 17th – 6th April 2021
Vineyard: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual sugar: 3.0 g/I
pH: 3.25
TA: 7.6

 

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