RECENT FEATURES




Framingham 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Classic Riesling, 2018 Select and Noble Rieslings, and 2017 Pinot Noir
Rojo ‘Gran Rojo’ Tempranillo Rosado 2017
The Hunting Lodge 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino, and 2018 White Mischief
Forrest 2017 and 2016 Gruner Veltliner, 2014 Chardonnay, and John Forrest ‘Collection’ Pinot Noir 2013
Te Whare Ra 2018 Aromatic Whites, 2014 Pinot Noir and 2017 Noble Riesling
Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2018
Mahi 2016 ‘Boundary Farm’ Sauvignon Blanc and ‘Twin Valleys’ Chardonnay
Queensberry Gardens 2018 Chenin Blanc, and The Lazy Dog ‘Sweet on Chenin’ and Gewurztraminer
Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Red Deer Marlborough Rosé 2018
Dry River Martinborough 2017 Chardonnay, ‘The Twelve Spies’, 2015 Syrah and 2018 Botrytis Gewurztraminer
X Wines ‘little x’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014
Akaroa Winery Banks Peninsula 2016 and 2015 Pinot Noirs
Lamont Central Otago 2018 Pinot Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay
Pegasus Bay 2016 Sauvignon Semillon and ‘Aria’ Late Picked Riesling
The Luminary 2018 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
Big Bunch Hawke’s Bay 2018 Pinot Gris and 2014 Merlot
Coto de Hayas ‘Roble’ Campo de Borja 2017
Misha’s Vineyard 2017 ‘Starlet’ Sauvignon Blanc, and 2016 ‘Gallery’ Gewurztraminer and ‘Cantata’ Pinot Noir
Brookfields ‘Ohiti Estate’ 2018 Pinot Gris and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Maui Waipara and Tiki 'Estate' Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Taimana Waitaki Pinot Noir 2013
Daniel Le Brun Methodes and Morton Estate ‘Black Label’ Wines from LionCo
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
A Selection of Italian, French and Australian Wines from Procure
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews




Palliser Estate ‘The Rose’ Methode Traditionnelle 2016

13 June,2018

Palliser Estate has consistently made the Wairarapa’s best methode traditionnelle wine. This is due to its diverse range of fruit sources and the investment in time and stock to properly age the wine, as well as the thoughtful and meticulous winemaking of Allan Johnson. The latest release, ‘The Griffin’ 2015 has earned a 5-star rating in my reviews (click here to see). It has taken what appears to be a long time in producing a rosé method traditionnelle, but knowing that Allan likes to get it right, Palliser Estate has finally released its version of this popular and specific category, named ‘The Rose’. It did take a while for Palliser Estate to release its table wine rosé, but it was immediately a success, showing that the wait was worth it. Here, I review ‘The Rose’ Methode Traditionnelle 2016. www.palliser.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW



Palliser Estate ‘The Rose’ Martinborough Methode Traditionnelle 2016

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand – Wairarapa & Wellington

18/20

Bright strawberry pink with peach hues and eye-of-the-partridge colour on the rim, the bubbles are very fine and the bead with good persistence. The bouquet is fresh with a firm heart of well-concentrated aromas red berry and berry fruit with pomegranate and a little quince, underlined by fine, light bready-yeasty elements providing nuance and detail. The aromatics show good depth and presence. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a soft, rounded heart with good depth od flavour of cherries and strawberries, with florals and quince, unfolding soft bready-yeasty autolytic complexity. The mouthfeel has plenty of presence with soft acidity and creamy effervescence lending a mouthwatering texture. The wine carries to a rounded, gentle finish of red fruits and a little yeast. This is a softly rich and concentrated rosé methode traditionnelle with a rounded core of cherries, strawberries, florals and quince along with light autolysis and a fresh, creamy palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and antipasto over the next 2-3 years. Made from 100% saignee Pinot Noir, 90% clone 5 and 10% Abel clone from the ‘Pinnacles’ vineyard, given limited maceration and fermented with 100% MLF to 13.0% alc. This was triaged on 4 November 2016 and disgorged on 2 May 2018, the wine on lees 17 months. This carries 5 g/L dosage. 18.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $55.00

Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny