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Zaria Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

13 September,2018

Zaria Wines is the brand of Bryce and Alena Edmonds who makes wine from the family trust owned ‘Lesley’s Vineyard’ in Bridge Pa, established in 1988 as a tribute to the late wife and mother of the family. The vineyard is planted to 4.5 ha of Merlot, 1.3 ha of Malbec, 0.3 ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.7 ha of Semillon. Bryce has winemaking experience overseas and in New Zealand and is the assistant winemaker at Beach House wines. Although fruit from the vineyard has been used for wine since 2006, Bryce launched the ‘Zaria’ label with a rosé in 2011. Bryce has stepped up production now, and I reviewed the 2014 and 2015 Merlots in March last year (click here to see). Here, I review the new 2018 Rosé made wholly from Malbec. www.zaria.co.nz

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Zaria Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

Rose from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay

17.5/20

Bright, very pale cerise-pink colour with some depth and light purple hues on the rim. The nose is fresh and fragrant with bright aromas of strawberries and cream entwined with red florals, a little confectionary and some fresh fermentation esters. This has a firm core with subtle spice and mineral suggestions. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has a softly textured and rich mouthfeel with gentle flavours of strawberries and cream, cherries, lifted violet florals, with confectionary nuances and some fermentation esters. The flavours grow in liveliness and are mouthwatering, and flow along a smooth line with fresh lacy acidity leading to a slightly phenolic finish. This is a smooth and harmonious, slippery dry rosé with softly mouthwatering strawberry and cherry fruit with some confectionary lift. Serve as an aperitif and with antipasto over the next 2 years. 100% Malbec cool-fermented to 12.0% alc. and 1.52 g/L RS. 17.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $20.00

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