Matawhero ‘Single Vineyard’ Gisborne Pinot Rosé 2018

09-May-2018

The saying is that Gisborne is the first place in the world to see the sun of each day. So it is with the first ‘Feature Review’ of a finished 2018 vintage wine by me. It’s the Matawhero ‘Single Vineyard’ Gisborne Pinot Rosé 2018, from the iconic Gisborne winery that produced its first vintage by Denis Irwin in 1975. Nowadays, the Matawhero name continues its proud heritage under the Searle family who purchase the 15 ha estate in2008. Since then, the vineyard, cellar door and estate have been fully revitalised. The wines are made at the GisVin facility with Kim Crawford as the winemaker. The Searles have continued the innovative work of Denis Irwin with the regional and varietally-expressive ‘Matawhero’ range, the small-parcels ‘Church House’, and the flagship ‘Irwin’ Chardonnay. Here I review the ‘hot off the press’ 2018 Rosé. www.matawhero.co.nz


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