Invivo Marlborough Sophie's Rosé 2010

“Sophie’s Rosé, 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.”

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker

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

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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

  • Blue Gold Medal

    2010 Sydney International Wine Competition

  • Bronze medal

    2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition London

  • Bronze medal

    2010 New Zealand International Wine Show