Invivo Marlborough Sophie's Rosé 2009

“Sophie’s Rose, is named after Sophie Findlay of fashion house Zambesi who helped design Invivo’s unique branding. The wine has a beautiful rose petal colour and aromas of crushed strawberries with a hint of tropical fruit and citrus. The palate is vibrant and full in the mouth with pronounced berry and citrus and sweetness only to balance acidity. This wine is a perfect summer drink and will accompany barbeque, salads and seafood extremely well.”

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Dashwood
Variety 93% Pinot Noir, 7% Sauvignon blanc
Brix at Harvest 23.6
Cellaring 1-2 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 5.3g/L
pH 3.36
TA 7.82
Alcohol 13.4%

Reviews

“Pale pink with a gentle strawberry and candy character. A Medium/dry wine that's perfectly balanced and has an ethereal texture. Seductive Rose for summer drinking.”
Bob Campbell MW

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Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery's cool store where the bins were chilled to 2-4°C. Once down to temperature the fruit was de-stemmed and lightly crushed into an open fermenter. The must was kept cold and hand plunged twice daily for 72 hours and then pressed. The juice was then cold settled, racked and fermented using Sauvignon Blanc yeasts. Post fermentation the wine was kept on its lees and stirred fortnightly. Close to bottling an addition of 7% Sauvignon Blanc was blended in and the wine was lightly fined with casein and isinglass and bottled.

Harvest date: 2nd April 2009

Awards

  • Bronze medal

    2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition