One Off 2017 Chiaretto Rosé and Quarter Acre 2016 Merlot Malbec and Syrah


Of the Rod McDonald brands, I find the most interesting is the ‘One Off’ label. The wines here are unique and innovative, and a springboard for developing new styles. The most serious is ‘Quarter Acre’ as they represent Rod’s desire to showcase the best of Hawke’s Bay and his interpretation of the best varieties and styles. Of course, all of the brands have a place and demonstrate or represent a facet of how Rod sees his world of wine. Putting them all together, there is a comprehensive portfolio that encompasses much. Here, I review the One Off ‘Chiaretto’ Rosé 2017, a wine inspired by the style of Italian rosé, and Quarter Acre Merlot/Malbec and Syrah from the 2016 vintage, these being classical Hawke’s Bay varieties. www.rmwines.co.nz


  • One Off ‘Chiaretto’ Hawke’s Bay Sangiovese Rosé 2017
  • Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Malbec 2016
  • Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

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