Te Kairanga Martinborough Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Nov-2016
Light, cerise-pink colour with some depth and lighter purple hues on the rim. The nose is bright, fresh and fragrant with a tightly bound core of strawberry and cherry fruit along with lifted red florals and nuances of confectionary and some fermentation esters. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with a deep heart of strawberry and cherry fruit flavours lifted by red floral aromatics, notes of fermentation esters and confectionary. The mouthfeel is refreshing and thirst-quenching, with fine, dry, phenolic textures providing a little grip, and lacy acidity lending zestiness. The wine has a good core with linearity that leads to a sustained, textural finish with flavours of strawberries, cherries and confectionary. This is a crisp, fine and firmly concentrated dry rosé with strawberry, cherry floral and confectionary flavours. Serve with Asian fare over the next 2 years. John Kavanagh’s first Te Kairanga Rosé, a saignee wine from some of the best Pinot Noir 10/5, 5 and clone 6 from the ‘McLeod’ vineyard, 77% fermented in stainless-steel and 23% in seasoned French oak to 14.0% alc., and 4.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees. 18.0+/20 Nov 2016 RRP $25.00

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