Coopers Creek Kumeu Rosé 2018
|REGION||Marlborough, New Zealand|
Coopers Creek Vineyard offers outstanding wines from New Zealand’s best regions: your favourite styles as well as adventurous new international varieties. The Classic range offers wines that are inviting, fruit-forward, delicious and very drinkable.
This lovely rosé has been assembled from around 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, all from the “home vineyard” in Huapai, which is called Kumeu. The grapes are being handpicked on March.
Both parcels were whole bunch pressed. This has allowed us to achieve the lovely pale pink colour we so desired. The wine was tank fermented and then stabilized before bottling in August of 2018.
Colour: At bottling this wine was a delightful pale pink. At the edge it has a pale purple iridescence. This is from Malbec. We call it the "Malbec ring of confidence".
Bouquet: Clean and fresh and dominated by summer red fruit aromas.
Palate: This wine is full-bodied for a rosé. It has real richness and weight on the palate. It has a refreshingly juicy acid profile and a dry finish.
Vintage 2018: Wine Orbit, January 2019 (4.5 Stars)