Margaret River, WA
How about making a rosé? No way! was the original response from the winemaker. As popularity for the style surged it is now considered by many as a cellar door favorite, and looks to be here to stay.
Nose: Lifted bruised strawberries and raspberries with a sprinkling of vanilla and highlights of NZ lemonade fruit.
Palate: Soft, generous initial mouthfeel, gives way to flavours of raspberries, pink lady apple skins and musk sticks. The wine has a delicacy best exhibited by its acidity which underscores the fruit to give it length and a purity on the finish.
Pairing: Garden salad with goats cheese croutons - go heavy on the goats cheese - the wine will cut through the cheese perfectly.
Winemaking: Inspired by the drier versions of Provence in the south of France, this wine has minimal residual sugar and finishes dry.