Swift Blanc de Noir 2021, Hawkes’s Bay

Rosé from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 15-Sep-2021
Pale peach-pink, faintly hazy, even colour throughout. The nose is softly full and attractive, perfumes of sweet floral, vanilla bean, entwined with strawberries, cherries and creamy lees. Medium-light bodied, dry to taste, vibrant aromas of strawberries, cherries and raspberries have a taut core, adorn by cherry blossom, lemonade and creamy meringue, linger with a hint of pepper and vanilla. Mouthwatering acidity supports a crisp and refreshing drive; creamy lees detail provides balance and interest. This is a crisp Blanc de Noir with a hint of pink, showing red fruit, floral and a creamy palate. Match with croque monsieur and kingfish sashimi over the next 2 years. Made with Gamay Noir from Maraekakao, handpicked, lightly pressed, fermented in tank to 13% alc, 4 months on lees and stirred weekly. Unfined, unfiltered. 421 bottles produced. 18+/20 pts (91 pts) Sept 2021 RRP $35

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