La Bella Rosa Pinot Noir 2021
Vintage Notes: Overall quite a cooler summer not the usual 30 degree plus days. Grapes picked 29th April.A season of two halves similar to 2020, cool and wet pre-Christmas with quite a lot of rain early January. Then finishing with warm and dry days without the really hot temperatures. Resulting in a larger vintage compared to other regions. Small berries and bunches gave us great concentration and tannin structure.
A varietal bouquet of place and time with aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, red cherry, florals of rose and blue violet, savoury dried herb voice, tamarillo flavours and mushroom. Youthful and delicious vibrant acidity, perfume, red berry fruit and minerality. This vintage articulates the poise, grace, and uniqueness of Pinot Noir from this tiny Gibbston sub-region, when words simply fall short.
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.