Mills Reef



Hawkes Bay

Winemakers: Tim Preston & Paul Dawick
Alcohol: 13.5%
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Tasting Note

The grapes for this delightful Rosé were sourced from our premier vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels wine growing district, crafted from Merlot grapes harvested at 20o Brix on 29 March 2017.

On arrival at the winery, the grapes were crushed and allowed 48 hours skin contact before pressing off skins to stainless steel for fermentation with a selected Rosé yeast to retain the vibrant fruit characters along with excellent structure that this vineyard can express. Malolactic fermentation was denied, allowing the fruit to shine through. The wine was fined with casein, filtered and bottled under screwcap closure on 14 July 2017.

This premium single-vineyard Rosé is crafted in a dry style from low yielding Merlot grapes. It exudes lovely strawberry and raspberry complemented with
subtle spicy aniseed notes. The palate is smooth and satisfying, with a fine soft finish. Chill lightly to enjoy on its own or with food.

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