Trophy for Champion Rosé – New World Wine Awards 2022
Priced for everyday drinking, the 2021 Waipara Hills is again a winner. It's bright and juicy with a touch of up-front sweetness but a crisp and dry finish. Made from Waipara Pinot Noir it's deliciously refreshing, and perfectly priced to keep in the fridge at all times!
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Crisp, lively and juicy – a delightful expression of this varietal. Delicate berries and ripe white peach offer sweetness, while the juicy acidity draws out to a long and crisp finish."
96/100 NWWA 2022 (2021 Vintage)
"This wine scores high on the yummy scale. It's beautifully scented showing ripe cherry, rock melon and tropical fruit aromas, together with a finely layered palate offering youthful fruit intensity as well as creamy texture and refreshing acidity. Totally delicious. This will be brilliant with most seafood dishes such as grilled prawns, smoked salmon and Thai fish cakes."
Rated Excellent, 5 Stars & 93/100 NZ Wine Rater, March 2022 (2021 Vintage)
"Bright pink colour with a garnet tinge. A perfumed, lifted and fruity nose with an array of aromas including red currants, candyfloss, toffee apple, violets, and cinnamon. A plush, modern, commercially appealing style with unctuous watermelon fruit, moderately soft crunchy acidity and a long, clean, satisfying finish."
4 ½ Stars Yvonne Lorkin, November 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"If you’ve a hankering for a rich, ripe, berry-stacked rosé that will absolutely wow the crowds (or if you’re not one for sharing, satisfy you solo) then this is the business. Heaving with cherry, raspberry, watermelon, a lick of creaming soda and finishing with a flourish of fresh herbs, it’s one of the best value pinks to drink!"
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"The floral 2021 vintage is a bright pink, fresh, medium-bodied wine with lively, gentle strawberry, watermelon and spice flavours and a finely balanced, dryish finish. Given its sharp price, it offers great value."