Just released in December 2021, the Johanneshof Pinot Noir Rosé Maybern greets you in bottle and glass with its light garnet colour, followed by a bouquet of forest berries, red melon, rhubarb and a touch of almond.
Dry in style the palate carries on in the theme of a compote of berries - raspberries, strawberries and cherries all intermingle - with a very soft acidity. A core of nutty and earthy tones shows the terroir of the Maybern vineyard finishing long and smooth.
This single vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé is made from our steep home block 'Maybern" Vineyard behind our winery. Dry-farmed and narrow planted, growing here is a labour of love, with most work carried out by hand. The notably soft acidity is achieved by carefully monitoring the ripening in the vineyard and choosing the picking time when all components are in balance. Hand harvested like all Johanneshof wines, it is an elegant, yet gutsy wine with a lengthy finish.
Previous Vintage 2017 ratings:
93 /100 Pts - Wine Folio, David Walker Bell, Feb 2021 .
#1 Top Rosé - The Shout Mag. NZ , Nov 18
#1 Top Rosé & 5 ✪✪✪✪✪ 93/100 - The World of Wines Edition 2, Cameron Douglas MS