Bird In Hand Adelaide Hills Pinot Rose 2016
"Delicate aromas of watermelon and just-ripe strawberries, and it tingles on the taste buds with refreshing, lemon sorbet-like acidity to close. A lovely, refreshing rose." - 93pts, James Halliday's Wine Companion
The Adelaide Hills is perfectly suited to the production of premium quality, cooler climate Pinot Noir Rosé such as this from Bird in Hand. Crushed and destemmed straight to press with minimal time on skins to only extract only the faintest of colour, it is then tank fermented cold to maintain the delicate Pinot characteristics.
This wonderful Rosé has lifted strawberry and cherry blossom aromas with a beautiful blush pink colour from skin contact. The palate shows a refreshing mix of cherry, strawberries and ruby grapefruit; fruit sweetness is balanced by crisp acidity with a long, clean finish.