It is no secret that we are great fans of Two Rivers Rosé and we look forward to each new vintage release with anticipation to see how wine maker Dave Clouston has tweaked and developed the style. Dave is looking for a wine with a refreshing salty, briny character along with red summer fruits, Mediterranean herb flavours. He has succeeded brilliantly, with the 2022 an epitome of succulent, delicious refreshingness. This vintage will gain more and more fans, both locally and around the world.
Winery notes (2022 Vintage)
"Pale salmon in colour, this Mediterranean style rosé is savoury with fresh sea breeze aromas of rock salt and pink peppercorns, overlaying nuances of watermelon, nectarine and botanical notes of Jasmine. The zesty palate exudes orange peel, white peach and touches of coconut, rosehip and red liquorice. This elegant rosé is perfectly poised with a gravelly texture, delivering a thirst quenching, generous and dry finish."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2022 (2022 Vintage)
"It’s elegantly fragrant on the nose showing crunchy apple, apricot, raspberry and white floral nuances, followed by a brilliantly focused and finely flowing palate that’s beautifully poised and persistent. Gracefully slim and crisp-dry, offering fabulous drinking. At its best: now to 2025."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2022 (2022 Vintage)
"Fantastic rose expression, young, fresh and vibrant. Core fruit flavours of fresh strawberries and red apple skin are accentuated by a lively acid line that dances the fruit across the palate. There’s a floral sweet rose, a whisper of turkish-delight and quince-like flavour as the wine opens in glass. Low fruit tannins, a light saline quality and lengthy youthful finish. Best drinking from late 2022 through 2024."
Reviews for the 2021 vintage below…
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"Grown at four sites in the Southern Valleys, the highly attractive 2021 vintage is a blend of multiple red and white varieties, tank-fermented and lees-aged for two months. Pale pink, it is invitingly scented, with an array of peach, strawberry, watermelon and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy and vibrancy, and a dry (2.4 grams/litre of residual sugar), harmonious finish."
4 ½ Stars Yvonne Lorkin, September 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Crafted from a smorgasbord of red and white grapes grown in four different vineyards across Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s sub-region, this ridiculously pretty, peachy pink, morganite-coloured rosé is snappy-dry and saturated in watermelon, wild raspberry, citrus peel punchiness on the palate."