We teamed up with award winning wine blogger Julien Miquel of Social Vignerons and asked him to try a selection of NZ Rosé wines from all corners of the country.
He was happily surprised to find out that several kiwi producers do take rosé wine rather seriously and here are his thoughts on the individual wines. Click on the image to view the full review on Social Vignerons.
An intensely fruity and fragrant rosé wine, warm and spicy yet refreshing. Easy to drink and enjoy simply on a warm summery BBQ night. But it’s also got the extra interest coming from the Pinot Meunier, the grape variety from Champagne that rarely delivers wine outside their region of origin. This gives it a distinctive complexity for the style with many layers of flavors and some savoriness that asks to be paired with food.
If you’ve ever wondered what the contribution of Pinot Meunier grape is in the Champagne blend, this wine has some answers…
An enjoyable exuberantly-frangrant rosé, crisp, fruity, and balanced, with a long finish. It’s very well made, lean and clean, in a Southern-French style, with the NZ fragrance kick. Both worlds combined in a way…
A very good, long and perfectly balanced dry rosé. Fresh, savory, and fruity at the same time, it suggests it’s been made with care from quality Pinot Noir grapes.
If you like your rosé fruity, this has an outstanding array of aromas and drinks like a healthy tropical & strawberry smoothie, in a wine form! A crowd-pleaser for summer gatherings, barbecue and social aperitifs.