Church Road ‘Gwen’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

Rose from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Sep-2018
Very pale salmon-pink with some depth and slight peach hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is very delicate and subtle with ethereal aromas of strawberry fruit with gentle red florals, a little quince and suggestions of thirst-quenching herbs and minerals. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the flavours are delicate but positively expressed with a fine, subtle core of strawberries and quince fruit entwined with red floral nuances and thirst-quenching herb elements. The mouthfeel is smooth and seamless in flow, the wine carried along a fine-textured line with some acid freshness and good drive, leading to a dry, soft, mouthwatering finish. This is a delicate strawberry and quince flavoured dry rosé with thirst-quenching herb notes on a smooth-textured palate with good freshness in the Provence style. Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and antipasto over the next 2 years. A blend of 92% Merlot, 7% Tempranillo and 1% Malbec, the fruit from 41% Bridge Pa, 35% Bayview and 24% Woodthorpe Terraces, the fruit going direct to press and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 1.45 g/L RS, the wine aged approx. 4.5 months on lees. 18.0+/20 Sep 2018 RRP $26.59

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