Jules Taylor Wines

Rosé 2012

This is the wine that’s our least serious wine. It’s not serious in nature – it is serious in flavour.

Our favourite lunchtime wine, the one that you can drink and not question. It’s the condensation-beaded glass, fruit sweetness and that glorious blush redolent of a setting sun on a warm summer’s evening.

Winemakers notes

This wine is a lovely "watermelon"red. Bright aromas of fresh summer berries are accompanied by wonderful strawberry & cream flavours on the palate. A well balanced wine with a lingering fruit filled finish. One that will guarantee calls for a second glass!

Download the Rosé 2012 tasting notes (PDF, 910 KB)

Vinification

Every JT Rosé begins it's life in the middle of the night. The merlot grapes from Gisborne were harvested in the cool temperatures of the first few hours of the day. At the winery the grapes were quickly crushed and the juice was held in contact with the skins for a precise amount of time to allow the vibrant red colours and delightful aromas to infuse into the juice. The crushed berries were then gently pressed and the resulting juice allowed to settle for 48 hours. After a long, cool fermentation this wine has had a light filtration to enhance its brightness, then was bottled & sealed with a screw cap to retain the fresh fruit flavours.