Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

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Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

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Rosé wines are growing rapidly in Australia, with over 16% growth in the last twelve months. And for good reason. Rosé wines suit the Australian climate, go brilliantly with a huge range of food - from tapas to dim sum - and are fun and easy to enjoy.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Varietal Pinot Noir Rose
pH 3.40
Tannin 6.3 g/L
Alcohol % 12.0

Wine Profile

TASTING NOTES Rose petal pink, crystal clear. Fresh cherry, strawberry and raspberry red fruit aromas are supported by more complex Pinot Noir characters of rose petal, pink marshmallow and cranberry. Delicious Pinot Noir red fruit characters – strawberry and raspberry – continue on the generous palate. Gentle acidity completes the long and refreshing finish.
VINEYARD Pinot Noir grapes for this rosé were grown in selected vineyards from our coolest climates in Victoria’s Great Dividing Range. Each vineyard was earmarked by the winemakers for the production of rosé style wine for a number of reasons including the clone and soil type, as well as row orientation and canopy structure. Our specific aim for the production of our Pinot Noir Rosé is the retention of soft, red berry fruit flavours as well as savoury, supple tannins. This has been achieved by careful canopy management.
WINE MAKING The vineyards chosen for Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé were carefully monitored by the winemakers throughout the ripening period to determine the exact timing of the harvest. The grapes were harvested when they were expressing vibrant and soft cherry flavours, as well as appropriate and moderate sugar content. Several degrees of skin contact time and maceration in open fermenters gave us a collection of rosé wines of varying levels of colour, tannin and fruit elements with which to blend.
Food Pairing Notes Salmon blinis with crème fraiche; salt and pepper squid; Jamon Iberico; goat’s cheese.
Other Notes Good winter and early spring rains provided perfect conditions for strong shoot and leaf growth. Warm spring conditions led to an early budburst followed by early flowering. Clear and dry summer weather prevailed, with some brief rain in January, just enough to slow the ripening and carry the soil moisture through to harvest. Warm days through February without extreme heat events ensured full ripening of mature grapes.