Only the third release of a Pinot Noir Rosé for Two Paddocks - a dabble in pink. Deliberately selected and grown for Rosé production from estate grown pinot noir vines using organic farming principles at Two Paddocks, The Last Chance Vineyard, Alexandra, Central Otago.
Single vineyard, hand harvested and certified organic. A dry, textural style of rosé that is also vegan friendly.
The Last Chance is a beautifully sited two-hectare terrace perched in bright clear air above the Earnscleugh Valley, carefully planted with well-tended Burgundian clone pinot noir. It nestles amongst a small cluster of the World’s most southerly vineyards and takes its name from the watercourse that runs through its heart, hand dug by gold miners in the 1860s, The Last Chance. Soils are raw schist gravels that are low in fertility and require careful nurturing.
Hand harvested on April 15th 2020 from the Gate Block and Patricia’s Block at The Last Chance Vineyard – one of the most Southern vineyards in the world. The pinot noir chosen is all Clone 6 and Abel, which we believe offers the most berry fruit flavour and elegance for the rosé style that Sam most enjoys drinking.
All the grapes were gently de-stemmed at the winery and then the juice was given four days on the pigment imbuing pinot skins to soak up the deeper berry colours and aromatics. Then the juice was fermented to dry and left on fine lees, 90 % in a stainless-steel tank and 10% in older oak, for four months to build texture.
Winemaker Tasting Note:
Strawberry, raspberry coulis and spice aromatics lead to a soft elegantly textured mouthfeel showing fresh minerality, poise and drive. Vegan Friendly.
Proprietor: Sam Neill Viticulturist: Mike Wing Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Bottled: October 2019 Total Production: 183 cases Cellaring: 2019 -2022
pH: 3.41 TA: 6.1 g/l Alc: 13.50% R/S: 2.0 g/l