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Postage Stamp ‘Genevieve’ Waiheke Island Rosé 2016

24 March,2017
Postage Stamp Wines is the Waiheke Island wine foray of Auckland entrepreneur Andrew Barnes, who purchased the ‘View East’ vineyard formerly owned by the late Daren Day and his wife Brigit. The vineyard, measuring approx. 1.5 ha on Cowes Bay Road, planted wholly to Syrah was acquired by Andrew last year. The 2016 Rosé is the first wine from the site since the change of ownership, and is dedicated to the spirit of the Days. It is named after Andrew’s daughter Genevieve. Marsanne and Roussanne have been added to the vineyard, and these vines will bear in 2018, enabling the range of wine to be broadened. Earlier this year Andrew took over a similar sized Chardonnay vineyard, so will have a Chardonnay to offer in due course. The vineyards are tended by Matthew Stone, who is viticulturist and general manager of Postage Stamp Wines. The winemaker is Mike Wood, of Obsidian. For availability, Email: andrew.barnes@psw.co.nz or call: 0275 781-402 www.postagestampwines.co.nz

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Postage Stamp ‘Genevieve’ ‘View East Vineyard’ Waiheke Island Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand – Northland & Auckland

17.5+/20
Bright candy-floss pink with slight purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with bright and pure aromas of cherries and strawberries and cream along with subtle herb nuances at the core. Lifted red florals and confectionary emerge, unfolding mouthwatering mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has juicy, elegantly mouthfilling flavours of cherries and strawberries entwined with nuances of herbs, florals, confectionary and minerals. The palate is lively with a fine-textured phenolic thread guiding the flavours with brisk acidity, providing a dry, thirst-quenching mouthfeel, leading to a long, firm finish. This is a refreshing and lively, elegantly dry rosé with cherry and strawberry flavours along with florals and soft confectionary notes on a mouthwatering palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapes and tapas over the next 2 years. 100% Syrah, Chave clone, given 4 hours skin contact and fermented in stainless-steel to 12.7% alc. and 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees. 17.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $24.95
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