The finest and most balanced sparkling wines come from cool climates - and New Zealand's ocean-swept vineyards certainly fit the bill. Sourced from Hawke's Bay and Marlborough respectively, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir used to craft this rosé deliver the same intensity of flavour and zesty acidity that have made New Zealand one of the premium wine-growing nations in the world. After all, the very same cool-climate ocean influences that produce the country's brilliant Sauvignon Blanc apply to these grapes too. This wine will have complex, layered fruit with lively acidity and a crisp, long finish.
Tasting Note: A lovely persistence of tiny bubbles beading along the sides of the glass in this toasty New Zealand sparkling wine. Aromas of citrus spice and strawberry flan. The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. A solid value for a sparkling wine: crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays! Score - 91. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, July 8, 2017)
|Sugar/Sweetness||D - Dry|
|Tags||Light & Fruity, Medium-bodied & Flavourful, Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, Sparkling - Dry|
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