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OCD Dry Rose of Pinot Noir

Sustainably farmed, off of “Bridge” a single vineyard located in the heart of the Wairau Valley and that borders the Wairau River. Fruit was picked early, at 22 Brix to ensure lower alcohol and freshness. 80% was direct pressed and 20% had 12 hours of skin contact. The juice was settled overnight before being racked into tank with lots of solids for fermentation at cool temperature to retain fruity esters. Post fermentation the wine was racked off its gross lees and left to mature on fine lees for a month or so. Bottled early to lock in freshness

The wine is produced by Hunter’s Estate, one of the oldest and very best producers in the region. The family were pioneers along with Cloudy Bay. All sustainably farmed, estate fruit, the wines reflect an artisanal example of Marlborough. OCD is the wine that launched Communal Brands. Inspired by Melissa Saunders’ obsessive nature about wine.

Winemaker: Peter and James MacDonald
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough, Wairau Valley
Type: Rose
Variety: Pinot Noir
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted around 2006
Production: 6,000 bottles
Soil: Super stoney, well draining