Oyster Bay Pinot Rose 750ml
The perfect shade of Oyster Bay, our Rosé is produced from the delicate touch of Marlborough Pinot Noir. This bright varietal expression delivers the fragrance and bright berryfruit flavours of a summer’s day.
Marlborough is recognized as one of the world’s top winegrowing regions, and rightfully so. It’s combination of bright sunshine and cool climate create expressive, fruit-driven wines unlike anywhere else. Oyster Bay Rosé is produced with 100% Pinot Noir, which delivers a fresh and fragrant style of wine. With fruit as the primary focus, we methodically select Pinot Noir clones that express the vibrancy and delicate red berry profiles we love in our Rosé.
Our winemaking accentuates the stunning aromatics in the Pinot Noir fruit, creating a style that is rose in colour and vivid in its flavours. Upon receipt to the winery, the grapes are destemmed and gently crushed. The fruit was allowed skin contact to extract colour, gently pressed, then cold settled to a clear state and racked to stainless steel fermentation tanks. The juice was then inoculated with a selection of yeasts, especially chosen to heighten the aromatic potential of the wine. A slow temperature controlled fermentation at 12-14°C (54-59°F) was undertaken for approximately 21 days. The wine was given a short period of yeast lees contact without stirring, imparting a delicate texture. No malolactic fermentation was undertaken. The wine was racked for final blending and bottled young to retain the refreshing, lively fruit characters. These techniques have been refined and perfected over time, resulting in a New Zealand Rosé ripe with flavours of strawberry and red berry fruits and with aromas of fragrant summer florals.