The OTQ Series is a pure expression of Jules’ winemaking skills and her vision to create wines which speak of their place.
The grapes for this Rosé were personally selected by Jules from the Branken Hill Vineyard, which is located in the Hawkesbury area of Marlborough’s southern valleys. Jules had noted a special parcel of Pinot Noir tucked into the eastern corner of the vineyard and though they showed great promise. The grapes were hand harvested, crushed and left infuse with their skins before being pressed. The juice has a long and cool ferment with a selected yeast strain providing freshness and flavour.
This wine has a perfect pink petal hue and is brimming with light summer fruits with pomegranate and raspberry, yet it summons patisserie accents with hints of baked fig, cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate exhibits bright and fresh red summer fruits followed by subtle tones of natural honey dew and Manuka flower. The most compelling thing about this wine is its balance between crisp dryness and its mouth-watering acidity.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir Rosé were selected by Jules from the Branken Hill Vineyard which is nestled in the Hawkesbury sub-region of Marlborough. The fruit was hand harvested late March in the early hours of the morning. At the winery, Jules quickly crushed the grapes and left them on their skins for a couple of hours in order to produce the beautiful soft petal pink colour. Jules then clarified and racked the juice into tank where it began a long and cool ferment with a selected yeast strain to retain the unique aromas and flavour. Finally she quickly removed the wine from its yeast lees and stabilised it; providing brightness and clarity.
Gold. The nose is very soft and subtly packed, unfolding delicate aromas of raspberries and cherries, quince and soft red florals and a suggestion of lifted confectionery and esters, then mouthwatering mineral nuances. This has a remarkable balance of delicacy and fruit intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is bright and vibrant with beautifully fragrant flavours of cherries, raspberries, quince and red floral, with very subtle lifted confectionary notes, and minerals. The palate has great poise, with refreshing acidity balanced by the fruit sweetness and very fine textures, providing a smooth flowing, gently thirst-quenching line.