Raumati, the Mãori name for summer, captures the true spirit of the handcrafted Pinot Noir Rosé from the Alexander Vineyard on the Martinborough Terrace. An inviting bouquet of raspberry, recurrent and summer fruits fills the glass leading to a refreshing, crisp classic Rosé finish.Perfect served as an aperitif or just to enjoy on that long, warm summers day.
Refreshingly vibrant and juicy, the 2016 Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of citrus blossom and lemon grass with hints of jasmine and crisp, freshly-sliced fennel bulb. This latest offering is supple and bright and, at 12.5% alcohol, is wonderfully light on its feet. Around 5% of the fruit was fermented in contact with its skins and held for two months, drawing out the more complex flavours that reside in the skins. The grape skins also contain phenolics which, combined with the natural acidity, give the fresh back bone to this wine. Adding further interest, 30% of the juice was fermented in neutral oak barrels. Our naturally low yields, older vines, small canopies and judicious, labour-intensive hand picking of the entire crop are also factors in producing this uniquely Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc.
This summer Rose blend is built around crisp acidity and a dry nature. Just a wafer of sweetness offsets the crisp backbone of this style.
This Rosé is made entirely from premium Pinot Noir grapes from the Martinborough Terrace. 30% of the grapes have been fermented in aged French oak barrels which gives this Rosé a nice texture. Relatively low in Alcohol (12%) and with a crisp acidity, this is your ideal summer picnic wine.
grava’s Rosé is produced predominantly from a single Pinot Noir clone, picked early to ensure lively acidity to back up the fruit forward characters which represent a great Rosé. The wine is given minimal skin contact in the press - resulting in a subtle salmon-coloured wine.
The 2015 grava Rosé was fermented in 500 litre puncheons to produce a fruit-driven wine with a layer of mineral complexity.
Light pink in colour, this wine has the aroma of roses, strawberries and raspberries. To the palate it is luscious, soft, full-bodied but dry with flavours of strawberries, cranberries and watermelon.
A very light basket press of their premium Pinot, light pink rose colour, hints of strawberry, white peach and melons. Made in a dry style, full and rich on the palate; a reminder of Provence.
Light peach and salmon rose hues with aromas of sweet yellow and red cherry with strawberry and raspberry highlights; simple, delicate, fruity. On the palate a dryer style with plenty of lush salivating acidity and red fruit flavours to match; a beautifully balanced crowd pleasing style yum!
"The palate is refreshingly poised with vibrant and aromatic fruit flavours of strawberries and subtle raspberry notes, along with cranberries, watermelon and red florals. The mouthfeel is juicy and delicately refreshing with a very refined texture, the fruit enlivened by crisp acidity. This is beautifully balanced, the wine delicately rich and aromatic, leading to a mouthwatering, dry, lingering finish. The is a beautifully poised and refreshing dry rosé with strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavours and a fine-featured mouthfeel." Palliser.
Paulownia Estate Rosé is a blend of hand picked Pinot Noir and Merlot fruit. This is a summer wine that greets you with strawberries, both on the nose and in its long lingering finish. This Rosé is ideal as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to a lazy summer lunch or light dinner meal, or simply as a salute to summer at any time.
"An interesting blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah with a small percentage barrel fermented. Off/dry Rose with fine tannins giving a drying finish. Good weight and and texture with a little heat showing from high-ish alcohol of 14.5%. Interesting wine." - Bob Campbell
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