2008 Nuit Blanche -Rosomel Vineyard
Bright, golden straw colour. Layered nose with aromas of pink grapefruit, white peaches, fresh field asparagus and roasted hazelnuts. The 2008 Nuit Blanche has a rich, creamy mouth feel with great texture and weight and finishes with the same smoky minerality so typically seen in previous vintages.
We exposed all bunches to sunlight at fruit set with leaf removal on both sides of the canopy to maximize fruit ripening. Green harvest was performed at the first sign of véraison and we only left the best bunches that were well exposed to sunlight in order to promote ripening, concentration of flavours and the expression of terroir. The grapes were handpicked, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. The juice was then cold settled for 48 to 72 hours prior to racking. The juice was warmed and then transferred to the barrels. The wine was fermented with native yeasts with ferments being allowed to reach 24-26 degrees Celsius. All the barrels were stirred weekly during barrel ageing. The wine was then blended in March 2009 and filtered before bottling