2019 Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Dry Rosé
Fresh, juicy and crisp.
VINTAGE The white wines from 2019 are full flavoured thanks to a vintage marked by drought. Our old vines stood up well to the dry conditions thanks to our bore-based irrigation system. This ensured excellent leaf canopy and shading through the fruit ripening part of the season. White grapes were picked fully ripe with strong flavours, sugar and acid levels. The chardonnay wines are peachy with strong acid structures, while the Semillon wines show elegant citrus characters with a crisp structure.
VARIETY In the early ‘80s, when Mateus reigned supreme, Huntington Estate launched one of Australia’s first dry rosés and it’s been a firm favourite with our customers ever since.
WINEMAKING Fruit from Block 12 was picked on the 05/02/2019 at 12.1 Baume. After short contact with skins, the wine was pressed off with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon for elegance and freshness. Twelve day cold fermentation to preserve the red fruit flavours. Bottled 16/05/2019.
IN NOSE Cherries, strawberries and cream.
IN MOUTH Lots of juicy red fruit; cherries, strawberries and crunchy red apples supported by a delicate minerality. Fine acid providing good line and length - a faintly masculine rose.
CELLAR until 2024+
DRINK WITH Long lunches in the sunshine
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