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A “game changing” Rosé from the Donaldson family

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

$22.99 $17.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : North Canterbury

A “game changing” Rosé from the Donaldson family

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This is only the second release of a Main Divide Rosé from the Donaldson Family and once again they have come through with a beauty – as you would expect!

Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
Carefully selected grapes from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were harvested in early April to make this wine. The free run juice was given a small amount of skin contact to add some colour. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel vats at a cool temperature to retain varietal purity and freshness, with the wine being bottled shortly after.

It is salmon pink, with fragrant aromas of strawberries and red currents. On the palate it is dry and finely textured, with fresh and vibrant minerality. The influence of the Pinot Noir ensures the wine remains fleshy and supple, while the two Cabernets contribute structure."

The 2019 is a brand new release and there's no reviews as yet, but this review of the 2018 could well be for the 2019!

18.5/20 Joelle Thomson, September 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"A game changer, a dry, flavoursome rosé for a modest price from a South Island winery that over delivers in every wine it produces.

Winemaker Mat Donaldson and his talented team have made a pink drink here with interesting dry, savoury aromas and flavours of red berries, supported by refreshing crisp acidity and a long, earthy finish.

Drinks well on its own but has the power to partner well with food too, thanks to thoughtful winemaking and the lovely cool Canterbury climate which provides beautifully balanced grapes with fresh acidity and ripe flavours. An awesome wine."

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