Where does it come from?
Made by Brent Marris (a Malborough born and raised kiwi, and one of the founders of NZ Sauvignon Blanc as we know it today), this a new wine: 2015 being the first vintage produced. It’s one of the small selection of rosés coming out of New Zealand.
How is it made?
A blend of Pinot Gris Noir and Pinot Gris, this is a complex rosé, creamy but fruity. Both varieties were chosen for their flavours and aromas and were harvested and fermented separately. Once blended, selected yeast strains have been used to enhance the aromatic intensity and the palate texture of the final wine.
What does it taste like?
This enchanting rosé has a classic bouquet of red berries and cream, enriched by a broader element of tree-ripened persimmon with hints of faintly floral cherry and rose-tinged top notes. Creamy and rounded, it has summer berry fruits at its core but also a crisp acidity and a dusting of fine melon. Seriously moreish.
What should you drink it with?
With its salmon pink hue, it is the perfect aperitif for warmer Spring days, or would be a great wine to pair with fish or creamy dishes, for example prawn and crème fraîche bellinis or a paella.
The Ned Pinot Rosé 2015 is available from Majestic, £10.65 or £7.98 for mix 6