Pinque Rose 1.5LTR Magnum
Waiheke Island

Pinque Rose 1.5LTR Magnum


Tasting Notes

2020 was an incredible vintage, particularly for reds with lots of heat
over the Summer and Autumn months and practically a drought with
little or no rain. For reds that means small berries, low yields, lots of
concentration and tannin – pretty much the opposite of what we look for
in our Rose vineyards!

Our Rose vineyards are naturally cooler and slightly more fertile but
ripen sufficiently for the flavours to be nice and red berried in character
so we were able to get into the vineyards nice and early in the season and
preserve freshness.

2020 Pinque is once again pale in colour, sweetly fragrant with red
berry, watermelon and fresh herb notes. The palate is dry and refreshing
with a touch of raspberry sweet tartness on the finish. Loaded with lots
of natural CO2 from the fermentation the 2020 Pinque is fresh, crisp
and very very drinkable!

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Vineyard & Winemaking

Our classical dry style Rose comes from hillside vineyards surrounding
the beautiful Cactus Bay and Owhiti Beach on Waiheke Island along with
fruit from the idyllic Ponui Island. Similar to previous years, we select
parcels of Merlot, Malbec and Syrah specifically for the Rose before
pressing them gently for over 7 hours to produce pure pale juice for cold
fermentation in stainless steel.

Duncan's Notes

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.