Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Lilly Rose

Wine Name

TW Lilly Rose 2014

Vintage 2014
Release Price $16.00
Release Date December 2014
Harvest Date 24/03/2013
Bottling Date July 2014
Grape Variety Merlot/Malbec
Region Gisborne
Description Vibrant watermelon pink, this Rosé is an immediate treat for the eyes. Aromas of ripe raspberry and subtle wildflowers introduce a palate brimming with flavours of raspberry and spice. A wonderfully complex and refreshing wine, this Rosé has balanced sweet fruit character and acid, ensuring that it partners well with food.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Vibrant watermelon pink, this Rosé is an immediate treat for the eyes. Aromas of ripe raspberry and subtle wildflowers introduce a palate brimming with flavours of raspberry and spice. A wonderfully complex and refreshing wine, this Rosé has balanced sweet fruit character and acid, ensuring that it partners well with food.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Wonderfully ripe Merlot and Malbec from another excellent vintage was harvested in the cool of the morning and kept cool once crushed, so some juice could be siphoned away to make Rosé. The juice was briefly settled to clarify and then fermented with aroma enhancing yeast to maximise the expression of berries and flower notes. Once finished ferment and the balance of sweetness was attained, the wine was carefully fined with isinglass before being stabilised and filtered for bottling.
pH 3.35

Alcohol Content

13.14%

Residual Sugar

9.26g/L

Total Acidity

6.24g/L

Cellaring Recommendation

Rosé is best enjoyed while the flavours are vibrant, although complexity will develop with age.

Food Match

Salmon, smoked duck and venison. Experiment!

 

 

Wine Name

TW Lilly Rose 2011

Vintage 2011
Harvest Date 31 March 2011
Bottling Date August 2011
Grape Variety 55% Malbec and 45% Merlot
Region Gisborne
Description Seductive sweet aromas of raspberries, strawberries and cream are then expressed as flavour when you try this delicate Rose. Succulent, ripe raspberries and wild strawberries with hints of spice bounce on your tongue, while richness from the creamy texture carries these flavours right through the palate and permanently into the memory.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
The most delicate of pink, this Rosé is the perfect summer party wine. The nose shows seductive sweet aromas of raspberries, strawberries and cream which are then expressed as flavour when you try this delicate Rose. Succulent, ripe raspberries and wild strawberries with hints of spice bounce on your tongue, while the creamy texture carries these flavours right through the palate and permanently into the memory.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Carefully hand harvested in the cool of the morning, the parcels of Merlot and Malbec were then transported directly to the winery for cooling and crushing. The two varieties were crushed together to the press and held during a cool night to achieve the best colour and flavour concentration without excessive tannin extraction. Then gently pressed taking only the most delicately flavoured juice for fermentation. Cool temperatures during fermentation ensure retention of vibrant red berry aromas and flavours. Traditionally fined with a sensitive touch of isinglass before filtration and bottling.
pH 3.53

Alcohol Content

12.6%

Residual Sugar

3g/L

Total Acidity

5.475g/L

Brix at Harvest

22.5
Cellaring Recommendation Rosé wines are usually considered best the year of and the year after vintage, however this wine has excellent structure and should develop more creamy notes as it ages. Should be fabulous for 3 – 4 years.

Food Match

Fantastic with smoked or baked fresh salmon, duck dishes and fresh tuna steak.