Ata Rangi Rosé 2018

Rose from New Zealand - North Island
Review Date : 02-Nov-2018
Bright eye-of-the partridge colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and firm with a finely concentrated core of cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and quince fruit aromas along with subtle notes of fresh herbs, unfolding red florals and mouthwatering minerals. The aromatics grow in presence in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and vibrantly luscious, sweet flavours of red cherries, pomegranate with subtle notes of quince and cranberries, with floral elements. The fruit is lively with the sweetness balanced by thirst-quenching acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line, with energy, leading to a lingering nuanced finish. This is a fresh, finely concentrated, rich-fruited, dry rosé with cherry, pomegranate and quince fruit on a thirst-quenching palate with fine textures and fresh acidity. Serve with antipasto and tapas over the next 2 years. A blend of 33% Cabernet Franc, 30% Pinot Noir, 16% Merlot, 13% Syrah and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit 70% from the ‘Kahu’, ‘Hau Ariki Marae’, ‘Di Mattina’ ‘ARV’ and ‘Craighall’ sites in Martinborough and 30% from the Noetzli Family vineyard, Maraekakaho, Hawke’s Bay, crushed and given several hours skin contact and fermented with indigenous yeasts in barrel and stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and dryness. 18.0/20 Nov 2018 RRP $20.00

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