Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The Pinot Noir fruit for this Rosé comes from vines at both our Domain Road vineyard and Defiance vineyard. The same hand tended quality grapes go into making this wine as we use for our premium estate Pinot Noir.
Each vintage we endeavour to make our Rosé with our trademark pale pink colour. This to us is the colour a Rosé should be. On the nose we have lifted aromas of strawberry,raspberry and even cranberry, along with hints of rose petal and cinnamon. The palate is dry, creamy and shows some complex flavours of berry fruits, pear and quince notes. Mouth filling dry style wine, medium bodied with good concentration, well balanced acidity and an attractive long, crisp, clean finish."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2019 Vintage)
"Floral and fruity with aromas of light red berry fruits – sweet red plum and cherry, strawberry and white flowers with a seam of minerality. Bright, fresh and fruity on the palette with flavours that mirror the nose. Super fine fruit tannins add texture and remind me of the minerality."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
NZIWS (2018 Vintage)
"Delectably dry with plum and nectarine scents and zingy fresh summer berry flavours melding beautifully. Tasty, juicy and deliciously refreshing with a soft creamy flow."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 Vintage)
"From the Domain Road and Defiance vineyards this delicately dry rosé has crushed strawberry, raspberry and vanilla flavours. It has an appealing texture and gentle acidity with a pleasantly crisp, drying finish. Classy wine."
4 ½ Stars Yvonne Lorkin, December 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Produced by Graeme and Gillian Crosbie from fruit sourced from their Defiance and Domain Road vineyards, this gorgeous thing is scented with creaming soda, raspberry, sweet cherry and watermelonny wonder. It’s a more substantial rose than most, super-concentrated yet taut, robust and spicy, with waves of succulent berry fruit that make it fresh and flirtatious and an excellent example that’ll gain ooh’s and aah’s if you choose to share it. Serve it with a slab of lime, honey and sriracha roasted salmon."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Delicious from the start, the 2018 vintage of this Pinot Noir rosé is freshly scented, with an inviting, light pink hue. Vibrantly fruity, it has gentle strawberry, peach, apricot and spice flavours, with a smooth, dry (2.7 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely poised finish."