Alluviale Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Aug-2016
Strawberry pink colour with some depth and peachy hues on the rim. This has a fresh and firmly packed nose with aromas of strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, savoury herbs and subtle earthy and minerally detail. The aromatics are mouth-wateringly austere and tight. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate possesses a bright, fresh and fruity core with flavours of strawberries, cranberries, quince and pomegranate, along with subtle notes of fresh herbs, soft red florals and nuances of fruit pastille confectionary. Some mouthwatering mineral elements emerge and flow along a fine, dry-textured line with fresh, crisp, racy acidity in support. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish with a rich core of strawberries and cranberries. This is a fresh, dry rosé with a fruity core of fruit and a mouthwatering, fine-textured palate. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Malbec from the ‘Shepherd’s Croft’ and ‘Lesley’s’ vineyards, Bridge Pa, fermented to 13.5% alc. and 2.0 g/L RS and aged on lees in 4,500 L oak vats. 500 dozen made. 18.0-/20 Aug 2016 RRP $23.95

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