• Vicarage Lane Pinot Noir Rosé

  • Origin

    Pinot Noir Rose Grapes Used By Vicarage Lane Wines In Blenheim Marlborough NZ

    A rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colour from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink colour can range from a pale "onion-skin" orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques.

    There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe. When rosé wine is the primary product, it is produced with the skin contact method.

    Black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a short period, typically two to twenty hours. The must is then pressed, and the skins are discarded rather than left in contact throughout fermentation (as with red wine making). The longer that the skins are left in contact with the juice, the more intense the colour of the final wine.

  • Vicarage Lane Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

    Machine harvested in March 2022.

    Grapes were pressed and clarified, then fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 11°C using an aromatic yeast strain to maximise primary fruit aroma and flavour. Fined only using bentonite clay to ensure the wine remains vegan friendly, and bottled early to retain crunchy freshness.

    Bottled: June 2022
    Released:  August 2022

    Wine Analysis:
    Alcohol 12.1%
    Total Acidity 7.6 g/L
    Total Sugars 4.08 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Pretty pale pink colour, intensely fruity, fresh raspberries, strawberries and cherry, with hints of watermelon, white peach and mandarin, palate has purity and concentration, persistent fruit flavours, and crisp acidity.

    Food Matches: Serve chilled on its own, or match with seafood and salad, creamy pasta sauces, or try it with raw shellfish. Excellent aperitif.

  • Tours & Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings

  • Vineyard tours and wine tastings are organised by appointment only.

    For people who stay at our vineyard cottage, the tour/tasting is available during your stay.

    The length of our wine tours/tastings are flexible. They can last from 1 hour up to 2.5 hours. Totally depends on how many questions the attendees have and how much time they have available.

    You can submit a booking request via the contact form or via email and we'll be in touch to make arrangements.


  • Where to Buy
  • Where to Buy Our Wines

  • Vicarage Lane Wines are available for purchase online and in stores. Please note that each of these stores may NOT stock all varieties of our wines.

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    • Alko - shop online and in store


    • eDrinks - shop online and in store


    If you're interested in stocking our wines in your store or restaurant, please submit an enquiry via the contact form.

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