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Named after the small merchant ships that for centuries have plied their trade along the Mediterranean coast, we present Pinque. A Provençal style Rosé produced from the steep, sun drenched coastal hillsides surrounding Cactus Bay.
30% Syrah, 34% Malbec, 36% Merlot
100% Stainless Steel
Cactus Bay, Lunatic, Owhiti
17/3/17 – 22/4/17
19.3 – 20.1
|TA / PH / RS / ALC|
7.1 / 3.29 / <2g/L / 12%
Pinque; our classically styled, pale, dry Rosé. Pinque is a blend of 36% Merlot and 34% Malbec from some of our steepest vineyards surrounding the idyllic Cactus Bay with 30% Syrah from our Lunatic vineyard.
The inclusion of Syrah into the mix of Merlot and Malbec giving a little more vibrancy and spice to the sweet raspberry and strawberry fruits. Handpicked grapes were loaded into the press for a ‘champagne’ press program which is a gentle and extended pressing program lasting seven hours which is designed to extract only the most pure and delicate flavours from the grape. After 48 hours cold settling, the pale coloured juice is racked to tank for a long cool fermentation to dryness. The wine then stayed chilled right up to bottling to retain as much carbon dioxide from the fermentation as possible resulting in a natural spritz in the wine.
Pale salmon pink in colour the 2018 Pinque exhibits aromas of summer fruits; strawberry, raspberry and watermelon with a touch of rose petal. Delicate flavours follow through on the palate with a dry refreshing finish. A wine of finesse and elegance perfectly suited to be paired with food, as an aperitif or simply enjoyed on a warm afternoon with friends.