BRYTERLATER - BRAMBLES ROSÉ 2021
Raspberry, Blush red apple, Pomegranate, Floral, Botanicals, Briny, White pepper.
2021 was a difficult year in Waipara. Early autumn frosts saw devastation in many vineyards across the region. Instead of dwelling on our shortcomings,
which in this case… is not being able to afford frost protection… we made rose. The result is incredible. Harping on the Brambles motif, it is again a patchwork quilt of the valley. Syrah is the notable boss with a lil’ Sauvignon and Riesling. There was some incredible Syrah in the vineyard and the best ofit got hand sorted and was suspended in the rose juice during ferment adding an anaerobic carbonic complexion to this beautifully ugly duckling. Bottled November 2021.
ORIGIN North Canterbury, New Zealand
GRAPES Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
“I’ve always gravitated toward wines that are more than the sum of their parts - wines that aren’t perfect, that have something ethereal about them. Wines that speak for themselves, rather than the ego of their maker. Versatility is important to me, too. Bryterlater wines are made with intent, but not rigidity. I'm happy for the wines to be interpreted as the moment calls for them to be.”
Bryterlater wines are made with intent, honesty, and an abundance of respect for the process. We work thoughtfully in the vineyard, using organically farmed grapes from select sites within the North Canterbury region.
Inside the winery, we adhere to minimal intervention practices, in an endeavor to offer wines that speak for themselves, rather than the ego of their maker. We acknowledge whatever the season gives us, and use it to guide our process and decisions.
We find great joy in making youthful vibrant wines released in the spring, but also relish the discovery of longer aging styles which demand more nurturing and patience before coming into their own.
Our intention is to create deeply considered, juicy wines that capture the energy of the vineyard, and bring immense joy to the beholder.
James and Liv x