• 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 Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

    Peter Saunders: 4 out of 5 stars, “Nicely pink in colour, plenty of racy life; near dry with a little acid bite to suit light food courses or nibbles.  Plenty of flavours, some body in a rose weight and easy warm-day sipping, into 2020.”

    Harvest: Machine harvested in April 2018.

    Winemaking: 12 hours skin contact after crushing and destemming. Fermented with an aromatic yeast, 1% Pinot Noir whole berries added to the fermentation. Aged on fine yeast lees for 6 weeks before blending and filtration.

    Bottled: July 2018
    Released:  August 2018

    Wine Analysis:
    Alcohol 14.2%
    Total Acidity 8.0 g/L
    Total Sugars <1 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Fruity aromas of strawberries and cherries, which lead to a crisp, full bodied palate with layers of berry fruit flavours.

    Food Matches: Excellent with earthy food, such as root vegetables and mushrooms. The perfect wine on the traditional Finnish Christmas table (goes with everything). Very good match with Christmas ham and game birds. Serve cool, but not too cold (+12C).

  • Tours & Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings

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

    They are FREE of charge for small groups of up to 4 persons.

    For bigger groups, there is a charge of $7.00/person (incl. GST).

    For people who stay at our vineyard cottage, the tour/tasting is available at no additional charge.

    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.

    New Zealand


    • 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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