PINK SHEEP

OUR PASSION IS WINE
OUR MUSE IS YOU

We craft award winning premium wine that is inspired by those we love. Wine is like life, a living product with an evolving mind of its own. Some vintages are challenging, they test our very being. This is where the essence of camaraderie rises, with trust & togetherness we are at one & most importantly we have hope.

Read about the interview with Rachael Carter about Pink Sheep at Mermaid Mary.

Pink Sheep 2017

Variety

Pinot Noir Rosé

Region

Marlborough

Winemaker

Dave Clouston

Bottling date

August 2017

Technical analysis

Residual Sugar: 3g/L Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaker's notes

The Pinot Noir grapes used for this wine were carefully selected from the alluvial free draining soils of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley & from a very special clay predominant site at the southernmost end of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. The decision to harvest the grapes was made on ideal acidity rather than sugar ripeness. The juice was fermented similar to a white wine with aromatic yeasts at cool temperatures in stainless steel. The wine was fermented until dry & left on fine yeast lees for 10 weeks to add texture & salinity to the palate. This is an exceptional example of a pure, vibrant & classy New Zealand Rosé. Aromas of fresh watermelon & wild crushed berries are matched with mouth-watering acidity, lovely silky tannins & a refreshingly dry finish.

Supporting mental health

The Key to Life Charitable Trust are a community driven peer support NGO who collaborate with clinicians, government, the private sector and like-minded service providers to affect positive social change in the way New Zealanders perceive suicide and mental health.

With a strong passion to give our youth a voice, Ambassador Mike King tours the country speaking in schools, and to the local communities, bringing the message of “be that hope” and encouraging our rangatahi and their whanau to open up the communication lines. The Trust aims to inspire discussions and encourage positive attitudinal changes around youth mental health, always with the goal in mind of ZERO suicides in New Zealand.

SOHO will donate 50c from every bottle of Pink Sheep sold.

Reviews

Very pale salmon-pink colour, very light on the rim. The nose is very elegant and delicate with fragrant aromas of strawberries and cream, quince and subtle notes of red florals and suggestions of fruit-pastille confectionary. The aromatics form a rounded core with richness, but retain finesse and beauty.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fine, concentrated heart of strawberries and cream, quince and soft red floral notes. The fruit possesses richness, a soft texture and smooth flow. The palate has fresh acidity, and the flavours flow with good energy to a dry, thirst-quenching finish. This is a finely concentrated dry rosé with a subtle richness showing strawberries and cream, with quince notes on a smooth, refreshing and mouthwatering finish.


18.5 out of 20 points
RAYMOND CHAN

A very tasty rosé, the inviting bouquet shows lifted aromas of raspberry, watermelon, stone fruit and floral, leading to a mouth-wateringly delicious palate that is juicy and refreshing. It is instantly appealing with loads of vibrant fruit flavours, and finishes long and lively. A perfect wine to chill out with.

94 points
SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT