Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne Rosé 2013

Rose from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 25-Nov-2013
Tempranillo fruit from the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard, destemmed and given 2 days cold soak and fermented in stainless-steel to 12.4% alc. and 8 g/L RS. colour with some depth, and lighter purple hues on edge. The bouquet is fresh and tightly bound with focussed aromas of fresh raspberry and red cherry fruit, and subtle nuances of confectionary, spices and herbs. Dryish to taste, full, up-front rich and juicy flavours of raspberries and strawberries fill the mouth with good weight and rounded presence, and a little structural grip. Bright and lively acidity enlivens the mouthfeel, and the palate is thirst-quenching as it follows a fine, textured line. The wine flows easily, with smooth and slippery acidity carrying the flavours to a racy, crisp finish that reveals earth-tinged raspberry elements. This is a fresh, up-front, raspberry-fruited, mouthwatering rosé with the structure to match a variety of foods. Serve with tapas and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. 100% Tempranillo, 150 dozen made. 17.5-/20 Nov 2013 RRP $24.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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