No. 1 Rosé

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The fruit for this second release of the No 1 Rosé was grown on North South facing vines on the stony Rapaura soils. The Pinot Noir 10/5 clone vines are spur-pruned and hand-harvested when the fruit balance is optimal, taking advantage of Marlborough’s cool nights and naturally high acids to provide freshness on the palate.

The Pinot Noir was pressed gently on a long, slow cycle and then fermented with a traditional French Champagne yeast in a stainless steel fermenter. It underwent a natural malolactic fermentation and spent nine months on lees in tank before the tirage, bottling and a further 20 months on lees in bottleRiddling and disgorging were carried out in September 2010 using traditional French methods.

This wine celebrates the superb climate of Marlborough and will continue to age and delight for two to three years.
100% Pinot Noir, delicate salmon-pink with a mass of tiny bubbles, the wine offers a seamless balance of subtle cherry and almond hints combined with a fresh acidity. Dry, yet fresh and elegant, this wine leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour