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Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé
Elegant cool climate varietal intensity – fragrant cherry and fresh strawberry aromas, accentuated by a finely bubbled palate with a crisp, refreshing finish.
We set out to create a Sparkling Cuvée Rosé that captured the delicate cool-climate flavours of New Zealand. From our vineyards in Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, we created a sparkling wine not to stand alongside the old world, but to stand out as uniquely Oyster Bay. Its wonderful style and zesty fruit vibrancy are simply unforgettable.
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé is a delightful marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. The elegant and zesty Chardonnay fruit brings finesse, and the fragrant rich Pinot Noir imparts soft red berryfruit characters to the wine. A dazzling and undeniably Oyster Bay, this sparkling wine delights people around the world.
Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough
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Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé is a skilful blend of 20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay. The fruit is gently crushed and pressed for a short period of skin contact. This gives the wine its colour and imparts delicate fragrant flavours. The wine then undergoes a primary fermentation in tank. Free-run Chardonnay juice is cold settled to partial clarity, followed by a slow, temperature controlled primary fermentation for several weeks to develop elegant, assertive flavours. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are blended to create the Cuvée base wine which is inoculated with neutral yeast to ensure the pristine and aromatic fruit characters are retained. A secondary slow fermentation in tank is undertaken to naturally impart delicate bubbles in the wine. Following a short period of lees contact, the wine is bottled young to capture the fresh, varietal intensity.