Rod McDonald ‘Mister’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Apr-2017
Bright strawberry pink with light peach hues at the heart and on edge. The nose is very fresh, bright and tightly bound with aromas of strawberries and cream with fresh floral and subtle herbal notes lending a mouthwatering steeliness. Soft notes of confectionary and redcurrants emerge with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has up-front flavours of strawberries and cream with redcurrant and pomegranate notes, along with a little floral and confectionary lift. The fruit is interwoven and underlined by light, grainy textures lending a thirst-quenching mouthfeel, and balanced, light acid freshness and liveliness. The fruit carries to a fruity, dry-textured lingering finish. This is an up-front dry rosé with strawberry and cream, redcurrant and pomegranate flavours along with subtle floral and confectionary notes on a grainy, phenolic, thirst-quenching palate. Serve as an aperitif, with canapes and antipasto over the next 2 years. Predominantly Merlot from the coast and some Pinot Noir from Maraekakaho, cool-fermented in tank to 13.5% alc. and <1.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 5 months on lees. 16.5+/20 May 2017 RRP $21.99

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