NZ Organic Wine Awards: 'Sustainable Vineyard of the Year 2024' plus 2 Gold and 2 Silver Medals. Full details

Two Paddocks Pinot Rosé - 2022

Tasting Notes

Crushed strawberry colour but finishing bone dry. Dark redcurrant, wild herb, greengage and plum aromatics lead to a rich warmly textured mouthfeel showing great density, drive and length.

About the Wine

Single vineyard, hand harvested and certified organic. A dry, textural style of Rosé that is vegan friendly.

Hand harvested in March 2022 from The Last Chance Vineyard (70%) and Redbank Vineyard (30%). The pinot Noir chosen is Clone 6 and 667, 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 to six days on the pigment imbuing pinot skins to soak up the deeper berry colours and aromatics. Once pressed, the juice was then fermented to dry and left on fine lees, 35% French oak and 65% in a stainless-steel tank and left for four months to build texture.

Vintage Comments

Spring and early summer started off well as temperatures steadily increased and regular rainfall meant soil moisture was high enabling the vines to easily access nutrients, so the vines had strong healthy early growth.
February was cooler than typical though with several cold southerly fronts bringing rain, which slowed veraison and seemed to stall what was at that point heading for an early harvest. Then March was far warmer and actually
surpassed February for heat accumulation - and an early harvest was back on! Harvest 2022 began on the 24/3/22 and finished on the 26/4/22.

It was the year that the region struggled to find workers due to Covid but Viticulturist, Mike Wing’s, close collaboration with local orchardists who all shared their workers, ensured Two Paddocks had a great harvest Crew.

PH Level3.3
Total Acidity6.3g/l
BottledAugust 2022
Cellaring2022 - 2024
ViticulturistMike Wing
Total Production270 cases
WinemakerDean Shaw

Reviews & Awards

The NZ organic wine awards are New Zealand's only wine show dedicated to organic and biodynamic wines. The awards were founded in 2014 and continue to grow each year.
90 Points
"Reasonably deep-tinted rosé with bright cherry/berry flavours together with a suggestion of spice/anise. Crisp, dry, mouthwatering and delicately scented wine with vibrant acidity. 2023–2025"
Michael Cooper
"Certified organic, the 2022 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Last Chance (70 per cent) and Red Bank (30 per cent) vineyards, both at Earnscleugh, near Alexandra, and handled in a 2:1 mix of tanks and French oak. Full, bright pink, it is a very youthful, easy-drinking wine, with gentle red berry and plum flavours, balanced acidity, and excellent delicacy, liveliness and immediacy of appeal. Made in a dry style (2-3 grams/litre of residual sugar), it should be at its best for drinking mid-2023+."

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PO Box 506
Alexandra 9340
Central Otago
New Zealand


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