The grapes for this Pinot Noir Rosé were selected by Jules from the Branken Hill Vineyard, which is nestled in the Hawkesbury area of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys. This Pinot Noir is grown specifically for Rosé, as opposed to using the more common, but less well balanced saignée method of production. The fruit was
hand harvested late March in the early hours of the morning. At the winery, Jules crushed the grapes to the press, and left them on their skins for a couple of hours in order to produce the beautiful soft salmon pink colour. She then clarified and racked the juice into tank where it began a long and cool ferment with a selected yeast strain to retain its unique aromas and flavours. Finally the wine was racked off yeast lees, stabilised it and filtered in order to provide brightness and clarity.