Rosé Royal, NV
A delicate and dry sparkling Pinot Noir rosé with abundant notes of red fruits and subtle hints of rose. A dry palate with persistent, even bubbles and a wonderful creamy texture.
Meet the maker: Undurraga
Region: Leyda, Aconcagua – Chile
Grape(s): Pinot Noir (100%)
12.5% ABV / 750ml
The vineyard is situated in the Valle de Leyda, to the west of the Coastal Mountain range, 14km from the Pacific Ocean. The cooling influence of the Pacific breezes and the summer morning coastal fog extend the grape's growing period.
In the summer, the average temperatures rarely exceed 25°C and this ensures that the grapes ripen slowly, developing fresh and intense flavours and aromas and a lower potential alcohol content.
The Pinot Noir vines are planted in soils with a shallow clay surface profile and poor fertility, with a cracked clay sedimentary layer. The subsoil is decomposed granite rock and has a diverse mineral structure.
The hand-harvested grapes were destemmed and gently crushed, before undergoing a cold maceration in order to achieve the elegant and attractive pale pink colour.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks lasting for two weeks at temperatures of 16-17°C to maximise the varietal aromas and flavours.
After fermentation the wine was clarified and stabilised, then the liqueur de tirage was added prior to the secondary fermentation which took place using the Charmat method.
The wine remained on its lees for six months, before the liqueur d'expédition was added and the wine was bottled.