2016 Rosé Moira


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92 points by John Szabo, Master Sommelier


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Winemaker’s Notes:

Sunny aromas of raspberry, cranberry, cinnamon heart, almond essence and rose petal.  Clean, vibrant, elegant and dry, it tastes of strawberry, green apple, cherry and clementine with herbaceous and mineral undertones.

Composed entirely of pinot noir, sourced October 8th from the winery’s founding vineyard, hand-picked in the early morning when the berries’ temperature was coolest.  Grape sugars averaged 20.4° Brix.

The juice was gently pressed after only the briefest contact with the grape skins, and cool-fermented in a horizontal steel “milk tank”, designed to enhance the influence of lees.  After twelve more weeks to clarify, the wine was bottled in December.

Only 56 cases of 750 ml bottles and 35 cases of the 1.5L Magnum format.

3 reviews for 2016 Rosé Moira

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    92 points by John Szabo, Master Sommelier

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    John Szabo
    92 Points
    Another terrific vintage for this pure single vineyard pinot noir rosé from Malivoire, the 2016 delivers a rich palette of aromas and flavours on a bone dry frame. I particularly enjoy the stony, non-fruit character, and the savoury, succulent acids. It has excellent length and depth overall, surely one of the top rosés in the country. Drink or hold this for a year or two for even greater complexity – this is a rosé that should also age well.

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    Michael Godel
    91 Points
    Hard to believe what I see, a hue not blush nor pink, but gris. That “if my eyes don’t deceive me there’s something going wrong around here.” Forget about Provençe, don’t think too hard about Vin Gris but concentrate only on what Shiraz Mottiar has acceded with Rosé for Moira in ’16. Light and lithe do not begin to explain the rub. Rocks and stones are what come through the good earth on the nose. Is this the blush equivalent of mineralité, away from chardonnay and into pinot noir? “Is she really going out with him?” But the pinot noir component is almost non-existent so what is the phenolic advantage here? Has this gone too far or not far enough? Don’t mistake the things I say. This is delicious, understated and fully underestimated Rosé. It will have great appeal to a specific cognoscenti population and who could not think to drink it any day of the week? Commercially considered however, it may not speak a universal language. Drink 2017-2021.

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Serving suggestions:  White pizza seasoned with rosemary and olive oil, or a summer salad with grilled shrimp, tender greens and creamy ranch dressing.  Serving temperature should be between 10 and 12° C.

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