Invivo Marlborough Sophie's Rosé 2014

Sophie’s Rosé 2014 is instantly appealing in the glass with its stunningly vibrant pink colour. The nose bursts out of the glass with ripe strawberries and tropical fruits underpinning it and the palate is sweet at first with fresh strawberries and cherries and a long, full bodied dry finish.

The 2014 Sophie’s Rosé is an exciting wine that bursts with summer fruits and is hugely versatile for your summer barbecue or equally at home through the wild days of Spring and will suit a wide range of cuisines…

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Harding's Road
Variety 93% Pinot Noir, 7% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 21.6-23
Cellaring 1-2 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 3.2 g/L
pH 3.39
TA 6.2
Alcohol 13.4%

Reviews

"93% Pinot Noir and 7% Sauvignon Blanc from Harding’s Road and given 72 hours skin contact and cool-fermented to 13.4% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS. Bright ruby-hued pink colour with youthful purple hues on rim. The nose is fresh and up-front with voluminous aromas of cherry fruit, and raspberries and cream, revealing confectionary notes and hints of herbs and mouthwatering minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, bold and up-front flavours of dark red cherries and raspberries intermingle with fresh herbs and nuances of tamarillos. The fruit is juicy and refreshing, with good acid cut, and the wine follows a fine, textural line, the dryness balancing the fruit sweetness. Thirst-quenching herb, tamarillo and mineral notes carry through to a strong, concentrated and lingering finish. This is a bold, juicy and refreshing dry Rosé with cherry, raspberry and herb flavours. Match with antipasto, charcuterie and tapas over the next 2 years. 17.5-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $19.99"
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Delicious from the start, the 2014 vintage was made from Pinot Noir. Bright, light red, it is mouthfilling and fleshy, with fresh, ripe, berryish, slightly spicy flavours, generous and smooth. A very 'pretty' wine, it's full of drink-young charm​."
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015
"Raspberry and ruby hues with aromas of red apple skin, red cherry and peach tea; fruity, forward and inviting bouquet. Dry with crisp acidity and freshness; flavours of raspberry, cherry, peach and red zinger tea; lively, fresh, fruity and a crisp finish. A wine to please many a palate and enhance gently fragrant cuisines."
Cameron Douglas MS
"This is at the big end of Rosé style. Powerful aromas of cherry and raspberry lead into a flavoursome palate with a slight grip at the finish. It's more a light red than a Rosé: a great summer quaff. Very fridgeable."
91 Points, Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald
"'Serious wine,' said Kaye, when reading her notes about this deep pink, bright, clean and clear rosé with its vibrant acidity (which comes across as super freshness) and an almost full bodied style. There is complexity in fruit and spice flavour on this wine; a long finish adds another string to its tasty bow."
Joelle Thomson & TiZwine

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Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery’s cool store where the bins were chilled to 2-4oC. Once down to temperature the fruit was de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open fermenters. 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.

Harvest date: 8 April 2014

Awards

  • Silver Medal

    Marlborough Wine Show 2014

  • 4 Stars

    Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

  • 4 Stars

    Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015

  • Bronze Medal

    New World Wine Awards 2014

  • Bronze Medal

    New Zealand International Wine Show 2014

  • 91 Points

    Huon Hooke

  • Silver Medal

    Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015

  • 92 Points

    Bob Campbell MW

  • 4.5 Stars

    Joelle Thomon & TiZwine