Rivani is a range of sparkling and semi-sparkling wines produced by Schenk Italian Wineries.
The fruit for this Rosé was sourced from three complementary vineyards sites located in Marlborough’s Central and Southern Wairau Valleys. These vineyards were selected for their vibrant fruit expression and soft, silky tannin profiles.
The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness and then cold soaked for 3-5 days in 4 T open top fermenters. 10% whole bunches were included in the ferments to add additional elements of florals and spice. Once indigenous fermentation kicked off, the ferments were hand plunged 2-4 times a day. The wines were left on skins […]
The Bedford Rd Vineyard is situated just west of Renwick, further up the Wairau Valley. The soils are freedraining sand loams. The cool nights and warm days from this part of the valley allow the Pinot Noir to gain concentration and ripeness, whilst retaining freshness and acidity.
The grapes for this wine were handharvested from the Omaka North vineyard and fermented in batches in 4T open top fermenters. Each batch had about 10-30% whole bunch, with the remainder being gently destemmed whole berries. The wine was left on skins for a further 7-15 days post-fermentation to build structure and harmonise the tannins. […]