2010 Huia Rosé
The 2010 Huia Rosé is made from fully ripe Merlot and
Malbec grapes sourced from the Brancott valley and a
handful of Pinot Noir from the West Coast road region.
The grape ratio is 90% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 2% Pinot
Our goal with this wine was to have a little skin contact
with the fully ripe grapes to give a delicate salmon colour to
the Rosé. However two puncheon barrels of Pinot Noir
were blended in to enrich the colour and firm up the wines
structure. Wild yeasts were used for fermentation along
with a short time in older neutral French oak. We aimed
for a savoury and fruity palate structure with some
complexity from the lees characters.
Aromas of strawberry, raspberry and plum are on the
nose. Strawberry, mullberry and blackberry flavours
combine with spice on the palate. This wine shows real
savoury depth, length and weight balanced with fine acidity.
This Rosé can be served lightly chilled. It is excellent as an
aperitif or for al fresco dining.
Huia Rosé is delicious with: Caesar salad, chicken salad,
thai salads, satay in peanut sauce, paella, pasta dishes like
spaghetti carbonnara, parmagiano and mature cheddar
- Residual Sugar: 4.7g/l
- TA: 4.88 g/l
- pH: 3.62
- Alcohol: 13.8%