Blue Earth 2023 Rosé

NZD $38.00 inc GST

A Rosé for people who want a real wine that is not only good for drinking on a warm afternoon but will complement a wide range of food. It captures the taste of summer berries. Full bodied, dry and lingering.

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Blue Earth Estate Rosé 2023


Light salmon pink in colour with aromas of cherries, raspberries and watermelon on the nose. On the palate the wine is dry to the taste with layers of red fruits and a lovely soft richness helping fill out the wine.
This creates a delicious medium bodied Rose with texture and weight.
Serve chilled anytime now and for the next 2-3 years.


The family owned and operated vineyard is on an old river terrace at the south end of Te Muna Valley. The stony soils with an underlay of limestone, a gentle north facing slope and exposure to westerly winds produce low volume crops of high intensity.


The pinot was hand harvested, and gently whole bunch pressed with the juice being cool fermented in stainless tank. Ageing was carried out mostly in tank with around a third aged in a neutral old French oak barrel. The wine spent around 5 months on lees to give some weight and richness on the palate and was blended in October ready for bottling.


“Here comes the rain again” – if we were to come up with an official song for vintage 23, The Eurythmics 1983 hit would be a worthy winner with wet overcast conditions pervading through much of the growing season. Whilst we escaped the worst of Cyclone Gabrielle’s devastation of the Hawkes Bay / Gisborne regions and didn’t get the floods seen in Auckland in January, we were still peppered with rain throughout the entire growing season. Breaking down the monthly climate data shows we received around twice as much rain as a “normal” season and whilst heat units were only just below the long term average, they don’t reflect a season that was often mild, cloudy and lacking in any meaningful sunshine hours.
Lots of work was required in the vineyards tending to excessive grass and canopy growth and managing disease pressure but this extra effort was worth it as we harvested some lovely looking Pinot grapes in early April.

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REGION: Martinborough
OAK MATURATION: Five months in combination of tank and an old French oak barrel
VINEYARD BLOCK: Hanson Vineyard
CLONE: 115, 667
HARVEST DATE: 4th April 2023
HARVEST ANALYSIS: 21.8 Brix 3.43 pH 10.3 g/L TA
BOTTLING DATE: 1st November 2023
WINE ANALYSIS: 3.34 pH 7.7g/L TA 12.5% Alc 2.5 g/L RS