You might recognise this little piggy from around town. These friends of ours have been very busy - their Rosé just won a Gold and the Trophy for New Zealand Rosé at one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, the International Wine Challenge 2016.
Not only was this Rosé the only New Zealand wine in its category to win Gold, it was 1 of only 3 Rosés to win Gold in the entire competition... "Oink oink" to that!
Here's a little about the Trophy winning Squealing Pig Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé:
Colour: Light piggy apricot pink
Nose: The nose is enough to make pigs fly delicate with fruity aromas mandarin, spiced quince and peach blossom.
Palate: The palate is so ridiculously tasty it'll make your eyes water luscious yet supple with layers of stonefruit, watermelon and field strawberry. The finish is elegant with a lovely crisp floral freshness, lingering like a pig in mud on a summers day with a refreshing persistence.
Viticulture: This year was a classic for Central Otago. The cool, long ripening season resulted in lip smacking fruit with great red fruit characters and natural acidity. It's given this wine perfection great flavour and elegance.
Vinification: The fruit for this wine was found in the middle of nowhere selected from a cool, elevated in Central Otago. Hand harvested in the freezing crack of dawn cool conditions, the fruit was delicately wholebunch pressed to extract pure fruit flavours. After cold settling, the juice was racked and cool fermented in stainless steel with two yeasts chosen to make the wine even more awesome enhance fruit expression, body and texture. After long fermentation to retain delicate aromatics, the wine was racked, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring: This wine should be drunk before it gets snapped up while young in its most vibrant and refreshing form, from now until January 2017.
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