2020 Rosé – Gold Medal Rosé

2020 Rosé – Gold Medal Rosé

Gold Medal Winner – 2021 Results – NZ Organic Wine Awards Red currant, violet, rose petal and spice aromatics lead to an elegant textured palate showing finesse, drive and poise. A 20% whole bunch component was used and the wine split into two ferments, stainless steel and oak, then blended to create a richly textured and mouth-watering wine, showing minerality, finesse and a dry lingering finish. Limited production and delicious!!

$35.00

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2020 Rosé

Domaine Thomson’s second ever, limited release 2020 Rosé, has been crafted from 100% Clone 6, Pinot Noir. Red currant, violet, rose petal and spice aromatics lead to an elegant textured palate showing finesse, drive and poise. A 20% whole bunch component was used and the wine split into two ferments, stainless steel and oak, then blended to create a richly textured and mouth-watering wine, showing minerality, finesse and a dry lingering finish. Limited production.

GOLD MEDAL WINNER: 2021 Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards READ MORE HERE

Vintage 2020:

2020 will be a vintage not easily forgotten, not just because of Covid-19 and us starting to harvest 2 days into the full New Zealand lockdown, but also because of the summer. While the rest of New Zealand grape growers had almost the perfect conditions, we were cooler than average here in Central Otago and by late March we were wondering if our fruit would ever reach desired ripeness levels before the season ended. Then came April and May. It would be impossible to dream of a better autumn for winemaking: six weeks of warm, dry, frost-free weather. The grapes had all the time needed to fully ripen.

The cool summer, particularly at the start, had the effect all summers like that have: slower cell division giving us smaller berries. Consequently, the total yields for all of Central Otago wineries were around 25% lower than the previous year. Those lower yields also helped make it easier for what we had to ripen. Crops like this will produce concentrated and very age-worthy wines with an intensity only rivalled by the picking conditions themselves.

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