Trophy for Champion Rosé – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2018
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 Left Field Rosé is a unique blend of Merlot, Pinotage, and Arneis. Upon arrival at the winery, the red fruit was crushed to the press to extract vibrant colour and flavour from the skins. The juice was then drained, clarified and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was conducted at cooler temperatures to ensure the retention of bright fruit aromas and stopped with a small amount of residual sugar to provide balance to the palate. The white wine of Arneis was blended back with the Pinotage and Merlot Rosé to add a lovely floral aroma to the wine.
Strawberry, cranberry and crunchy raspberry are jubilant and excitable. They bounce off the walls with brightness and freshness. Their more serious side advocates a richer, sophisticated and slightly drier personality."
Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 vintage is a pale pink, fragrant, off-dry style (5.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), with vibrant strawberry and spice flavours, woven with fresh acidity. Lively, fruity and smooth, it offers very easy drinking. (From Te Awa.)"