NZ Rosé Day is on the 5th February 2021:

New Zealand’s 6th Rosé Day is set to be celebrated this week. The following local selection of currently available vibrant New Zealand Rosé wines - are an ideal pairing with a diverse number of casual summer occasions & cuisine. Here are a few brief words to describe my first impressions and the essence of each wine. A versatile range of 6 NZ Rosé wines ready to be sipped, savoured & shared over the summer months. 'Support Local & Share Local Wines'.
Remember - 'when & where possible, all wine tastes better when served from the appropriate glass and at the ideal temperature’.

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Akarua
‘25 Steps’ Rosé 2020

Region: Central Otago
Winemaker: Josh Lee
The juice for the Rosé was syphoned off from Pinot Noir grapes - it has inviting aromas of wild strawberries and red cherries with lifted floral notes. The palate is engaging showcasing those ripe strawberries, juicy watermelon, subtle mineral notes and refreshing bright dry finish.
(13.5% Alc. - R.S. 2.6g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$31.99 : 4 Stars

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Brookfields
‘Fiesta’ Rosé 2020

Region: Hawke's Bay
Owner / Winemaker: Peter Robertson
This ‘Fiesta’ Rosé is a celebration for the senses - performantly crafted from Syrah, it has enticing aromas of ripe strawberries and rose petal flavours with a hint of peach. While it is crafted in a dry style, it is equally luscious on the palate and ideal for any summer occasion.
(13.5% Alc. - R.S. 4g/L).

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$20.99 : 4 Stars

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Jules Taylor
'The Jules' Rosé 2020

Region: Gisborne
Owner / Winemaker: Jules Taylor
This rosé wine was crafted from 100% Merlot and is bursting with raspberry, papaya and mango sit alongside yummy hints of watermelon and vanilla. The delicious fruit acidity and dry finish make this wine an ideal sipper and will leave you reaching for another glass.
(13.4% Alc. - R.S. 3.6g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$21.99 : 4 Stars

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Matawhero
Pinot Rosé 2020

Region: Gisborne
Owner / Director: Kirsten Searle
The juice for the Rosé is from a single vineyard & syphoned from Pinot Noir - inviting aromas of strawberries and red cherries with wild floral notes. The palate is engaging showcasing ripe strawberry and juicy watermelon characters with a refreshing bright dry finish.
(12.2% Alc. - R.S. 4.1g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$23.99 : 4 Stars

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Middle Earth
Pinot Meunier Rosé 2020

Region: Nelson
Winemaker: Trudy Shield
A Provençal Pink, this light to medium rosé has an aromatic red fruit and citrus nose. The balanced dash of residual sugar accentuates the juicy fruit flavours which are complemented by the natural citrus acidity. That stretches out the vibrant palate onto a bright refreshing finish.
(11.5% Alc. - R.S. 6g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 10°C
*Retail - NZ$23.99 : 5 Stars

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Zephyr
MKI Rosé 2020

Region: Marlborough
Owner / Winemaker: Ben Glover
Delicately coloured, and leaving an uplifted experience on your taste-buds. This deft rosé crafted from Marlborough’s oldest organic vineyard. The selected Pinot Noir bunches were pressed directly into tank - is has a focused wild strawberry, watermelon & grapefruit personality.
(12% Alc. - R.S. 2.3g/L)

• Chill gently & serve between 8°- 9°C
*Retail - NZ$28.99 : 5 Stars

*These local Kiwi Rosé wines are available from selected Fine Wine Retailers • Restaurants • Wine Bars & the Wineries Website.