THE JULES ROSÉ
Perfect for hot weather drinking, this wine is summer in a glass. Let Jules tell you why she loves Rosé.
AROMA & FLAVOUR
The smell of summer in a glass: loads of ripe raspberries, strawberries, watermelon and nectarines sit alongside yummy hints of vanilla and peach melba yoghurt. This dry Rosé is packed flavour and the delicious juicy acidity and lingering finish make this an ideal summer’s day sipper and will leave you reaching for another glass. Serve chilled.
This glass of perfect pink is a great match for tasty summer salads - try it with a plate of fresh tomatoes and basil drizzled with olive oil, or with a platter of cured meats and antipasti. For something a little more substantial, try it served with pulled pork buns and a tasty watermelon or pineapple salsa.
This wine is a bright raspberry pink and bursting with summer fruits. Raspberry, pomegranate, papaya and mango sit alongside yummy hints of poached rhubarb and vanilla cream.
The 2022 season started with a damp spring following hot on the heels of above average winter rainfall. Budburst was earlier than in 2021, and the vines’ potential for the 2022 season was there for all to see! Settled weather in late spring led to a good flowering and made for healthy canopies that were well poised to carry the fruit through to ripening. However, January and February saw tropical rain from the Pacific sweep through the Gisborne region. It was a nail-biting season, but luckily our later-ripening Merlot survived the storms unscathed and headed into harvest with larger than normal berries and delicious, flavour-filled, disease-free fruit.
Bunches of merlot were machine-picked in the first hours of daylight
so that the grapes would stay fresh and flavour-packed in the
cooler morning temperatures. Once at the winery, the grapes were
crushed and pressed immediately. They were then gently pressed
off the skins and fermentation was kicked off with an aromatic yeast.
Temperatures were kept cool to preserve the delicate aromas. At
the end of fermentation, the wine was settled for a time, stabilised
and given a light filtration to preserve the beautiful pink hue and
sealed with a screw cap for maximum flavour and freshness!