Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Our 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé has a Provence-like salmon hue that hints at the elegant, fresh style that will unfold in the glass. Intensely fragrant, the floral notes and bright red fruit sing beautifully of “classic” Central Otago Rosé. Enticing aromas of pomegranate, wild strawberry, and red apple are carried long on the palate by the fresh acidity. It is just off-dry with great concentration and sweet red fruit that is perfectly balanced by vibrant acidity which is the hallmark of wines from Gibbston and a result of our decision to pick early. With each new vintage, we set out to make a complex Rosé that is balanced and engaging – truly a kaleidoscope for the senses."
91/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Fresh, youthful and floral with a core of ripe red cherry and cranberry, some red apple, apricot and saffron. Silky textured on the palate with a contrasting acid line, fruit flavours to mirror the nose with a plump, ripe and fleshy mouthfeel. Best drinking from purchase and through summer 2022."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Elegant and delightfully charming with rockmelon, ripe strawberry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a juicy palate that's beautifully rounded and refreshing. Upfront and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2023."
18/20 (90) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, June 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Bright, salmon pink with a rose-gold hue and some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is softly full, nuances of stonefruit, raspberries intermix fragrant florals and a creamy veil. Medium-bodied, dry-ish to taste, aromas of peaches, raspberries, strawberries have a good core, melded with red florals. There's a subtle creaminess, and fine-textured phenolic lengthens the palate. Lively acidity provides a fresh drive. A juicy and attractive Pinot Noir rosé. Match with charcuteries and cured salmon over the next 3 years. The fruit was sourced from Gibbston, organically farmed, 2 days on skins, fermented in stainless steel to 12.5% alc, 5.56 g/l RS. Unfined, vegan friendly."