Rose of Venus 2019


Vintage 2019  Production - 2,702 bottles
Vine Age 18-33 years 
Clones GM198, GM110, Syrah MS, CL5 & Abel 
Vineyards Cirrus & Cambridge Road Martinborough
Elevage  5 months on lees in stainless & neutral oak
Skin Contact 12 days
Composition 99% Riesling, 0.5% Pinot Noir & 0.5% Syrah 
Alcohol 12.0%
Sulphite <10ppm


This years rosé work has drawn strongly on Riesling. The frosts of the vintage hindered the Pinot but Riesling came in strong. We have employed a good amount of skin contact with it bringing a little pith into play. This wine is not only cloudly but has no additives whatsoever, just the natural ferment of organically farmed grapes. A lovely fresh acid and dry finish arks this wine. Subtle citrus fruit notes are joined by a touch of candy tempered by the savory complexity derived from wild yeast and barrel ferment components.