La Bella Rosa Pinot Noir 2020
Vintage Notes: While it will be forever remembered as the Covid-19 harvest, the 2020 vintage was undoubtedly one of the most challenging. Grapes picked 6th May. While we had our challenges this vintage will be remembered for its quality attributes.
MEMO FROM THE WINEMAKER- Alan Brady
“The 2020 has all the signature characteristics of the site - an elevated and airy feel with mountain herbs and flowers on the nose and an underlying hint of earth and forest floor. A wine to lose yourself in, sitting by the fire contemplating the meaning of life.”
Complex, ripe, fruity and varietal bouquet with characteristics of the site – an elevated and airy feel with mountain herbs and flowers on the nose and an underlying hint of earth. Aromas of raspberry, cranberry, black tea and wood smoke. The palate is intensely focused and is showing a more firm tannic structure than normal. Precisely balanced and a fantastic wine. “A wine to lose yourself in, sitting by the fire contemplating the meaning of life” – Alan Brady - Winemaker
La Bella Rosa consistently produces delicacy, finesse and detail.
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Fruit for our wine, La Bella Rosa is sourced exclusively from Mt Rosa Lodge planting of Pinot Noir (clone 777). Sitting at 482m above sea level, one of the highest Vineyards in New Zealand.
Our Pinot Noir was first released in 2008, the very first vintage from this small, unique and privately-owned single vineyard site.Our wine is made on a very small scale, only 4- 5 barrels are produced each year.