Made from 100% pinot noir grapes hand-harvested from a special parcel selected from the mature vines of Delamere
Vineyards which showed exceptional perfume and delicacy. The carefully hand-harvested fruit was soaked on skins at a cool
Tasmanian ambient temperature (approximately 15° Celsius) for 36 hours before gentle extraction of the juice for slow fermentation.
The 2012 Delamere Rosé perfectly captures the delicate essence of the pinot noir variety.
All aspects of the winemaking process have the aim of retaining as many of the delicate, yet intense aromatic compounds as possible.
The resulting wine exudes strawberry and raspberry characters with a hint of star anise-like spice. Excellent depth of flavour with a long juicy palate,
it finishes crisp, clean and dry. The wine should be enjoyed chilled over the next two years as an aperitif or with freshly prepared, flavoursome dishes.
Close-planted vines at 7500/ha on own roots, low trellis, non-irrigated, cane pruned vertical shoot position. The pinot noir wine is a made from the D5V12 clone.
Northern Tasmania had average winter rainfall, increasing to above average in late spring, setting the scene for excellent growth as the weather warmed.
Here at Delamere we had a slightly cooler than average season leaving the wines with crisp acidity and a taut structure that will see them age very gracefully.
Pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir all have ripe, vibrant flavours, lingering and persistent.
|Region||Pipers River, Tasmania|