2015 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago

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A dynamite Pinot Noir rosé from our direct import partner Mount Edward. This fresh, dry, energetic rosé is sourced from the same organically farmed vineyards that Mount Edward crafts their world acclaimed Pinots from. The fruit is picked a little earlier to preserve bright acidity and is allowed a short skin contact soak to pick up its light but vibrant pink hue. This is pure Pinot in character with a nose of alpine strawberry, floral notes and baking spices. The palate has nice texture and juicy acidity. Some cranberry notes cut against the softer fruits giving great definition and drive. The finish adds a lovely savory mineral component with Central Otago's schist soils playing their part. Already a huge hit with our staff…this one won't hang around long. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Wine Merchants)

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By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/15/2016 | Send Email
From their single vineyard Rieslings and Pinot Noirs all the way to their oft-overlooked Rosé, Mount Edward is a force in New Zealand wine world. From top to bottom, I've never been remotely disappointed by any of their offerings. Tart white cherry, zippy acidity and a refreshingly crisp finish. What more can you ask for?

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/2/2016 | Send Email
The pure essence of Pinot Noir captured in a rose. Lifted forest berries, floral notes, spice, wild Thyme. Easy, juicy fruit on the palate but with lots of linear drive and intensity too. Finishes with real panache and schist minerals. An instant staff favorite at K&L (we're buying it all for ourselves)!
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By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/27/2016 | Send Email
Strawberry, watermelon, lemon pith, mineral, and hints of orange zest with zesty acidity and refreshing drinkability. Marvelous! Bring on the warm weather!
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By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2016 | Send Email
This is bursting with strawberry and raspberry characters. The life and lift in this rose is show stopping. It is rich and round, with generosity that goes and goes. Just plain ol' delicious...almost too easy to drink. Give one and try and you'll see. Organically farmed.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.

New Zealand

- New Zealand is an extremely diverse wine-growing nation. The long history of producing wine started in the 1830s with wineries such as Mission Estate (1850) and Te Mata Estate (1896) still producing wine today. The two islands hold a multitude of different growing climates ranging from warmer areas such as Hawke’s Bay to very cool regions such as Waitaki, and Awatere. Most regions are defined as Maritime with the exception being Central Otago that has a moderate Continental climate with the high elevation creating dramatic diurnal swings in temperature. The plethora of grapes grown in New Zealand reflects this diverse microclimate make up. Everything has a place here, Bordeaux varietals and Syrah in Hawke’s Bay, Chardonnay and Pinot in Nelson, Pinot Noir and Riesling in Central Otago , aromatic whites in Waipara and pretty much everything you can imagine in Marlborough. New Zealand is also one of the “greenest” wine producing nations on earth (94% of wine certified sustainable in 2013) with a strong focus on organic and Biodynamic farming.