Matawhero ‘First Sun’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Gisborne Rosé 2018

Rose from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 02-Aug-2018
Bright, pale pink colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and taut with fragrant aromas of strawberries and cream with a subtle amalgam of red florals, raspberry elements and a hint of confectionary. This has good depth and proportion and possesses an almost textural, mouthwatering aspect. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is richly sweet and vibrantly fruited with flavours of strawberries and raspberries, along with lifted notes of red florals and confectionary. The fruit forms a firm, deep core with good concentration, and is balanced by fine, thirst-quenching phenolic textures and fresh, lacy, balanced acidity. The flavours carry with good linearity to a dry, mouthwatering finish with a little grip. This is a vibrantly rich dry rosé with strawberry and raspberry fruit on a finely concentrated, thirst-quenching palate with good length. Merlot fruit from the ‘Briant’s’ Patutahi vineyard, half the juice bled from the normal Merlot fermentation and half going direct to press, cool-fermented to 12.9% alc. and 4.13 g/L RS. (1.5 Litre) 18.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $39.99

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