Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"The wine comes from Pinot Noir grapes selected from a single vineyard in the Wairau Valley located in the cooler western end. Picked purposely for Rosé from low-cropping vines the juice was pressed off immediately to minimise time on skins and left to settle. Once settled the juice was fermented through to dryness at cool temperatures to retain the more delicate fruit characters.
The focus with this wine is to provide a drink that has texture and depth, rather than focusing solely on primary fruit notes. We want a wine that satisfies across the palate and employ a number of techniques to achieve this. Immediate pressing and the absence of sugar gives the palate freshness and length."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, October 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Delicate, floral, and very pretty bouquet with aromas of sweet rose an violet, cherry and ripe cranberry with a hint of red apple. The palate reflects the nose with a delicate and pretty wine with a rush of fresh lite red berry fruits housed in plenty of acidity and perfect weight. Lengthy fine finish with a minerality and sweet floral lift on the finish. Drink now and through 2022."
4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, December 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grown in the western edge of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, this rosé is one of the prettiest-coloured examples I’ve seen all vintage. Like a pink diamond in the glass, it radiates ‘drink me now-ness’. Erupting with soft raspberry, watermelon and pink peppercorn characters, it’s boosted by acidity that’s zingy and crunchy-crisp which adds a palate-exfoliating dryness to its texture. It’s fiercely food friendly and has appearance-deceiving depth and complexity. Drinking this reminds me of Jack White’s lyrics to his band The Dead Weather’s eponymous song "you know I look like a woman, but I cut like a buffalo.""