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"Dry, subtle-delicate but serious" Peter Saunders

"Bright & refreshing. The fine, silky texture & plenty of acidity make this a lovely example overall" Cameron Douglas

Complementing a strawberry salad with pastrami & salted pistachios, beautifully enhances the lovely soft summer fruit characteristics of the wine

Toi Toi 'Sara’s' Marlborough Rosé 2017

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Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded Top 50 Awarded 89/100 Points
Toi Toi 'Sara’s' Marlborough Rosé 2017

Toi Toi 'Sara’s' Marlborough Rosé 2017

Member rating / 11
A lovely salmon pink in the glass with beautiful aromas of fresh raspberries, mandarin and lime blossom


Awarded Gold Medal

World Spirit and Wine Awards May 2018

Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders

Awarded Top 50 Best Rose, July 2018

Awarded 89/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, May 2018


"Dry, subtle-delicate but serious, a very nice rose statement in good working order for all those lazy moments with light food or as an aperitif with a plate of antipasto. Light, fresh yet with a well-fruited spine.  Ready, two years good drinking ahead" Peter Saunders

"Light salmon and peach hues. Bright and refreshing aromas of crushed peach and delicate scents of strawberry and rose. Fine, silky texture with plenty of acidity to contrast the flavours of peach, strawberry and apricot; just-dry on the finish. A lovely example overall" Cameron Douglas

Owner of Toi Toi, Sara Joyce, loved her Provençal style Rosé, making it her 'go to' drink, in her early 20’s before she moved to New Zealand from the UK. Believing that New Zealand could make a wonderful Rosé with its cool climate varieties she is thrilled that Toi Toi winemaker, Tim Adams, has now crafted this fantastic Rosé for her, which evokes such wonderful memories. She hopes you enjoy it as much as she does!

A lovely salmon pink in the glass with beautiful aromas of fresh raspberries, mandarin and lime blossom. The flavour abounds with summer berry fruits, orange citrus and with a hint of yellow plum showing through. It is mouth filling with a sweet mid palate, great length and finishes clean and crisp. Serve chilled over lunch with good friends or as an aperitif, or in fact anytime when a delicious wine is called for!

The 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the trickiest on record, with cool days in February and March and rain coming just before and during harvest. Sugar levels were down in the grapes which prolonged the ripening season and pushed harvest dates back by about seven days compared to normal. Fortunately, Toi Toi dodged the rain showers and harvested our grapes in the cool of the early morning, in very good conditions. We picked the grapes when the flavours were at optimum, to ensure we preserved the fruit flavours in the wine. We used a select de-stemmer harvester to softly handle the fruit. Once pressed off skins, the juice was then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent delicate fruit flavours. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on light yeast lees to increase palate weight and complexity before it was bottled for enjoyment.

Food Pairing: Complementing a strawberry salad with pastrami and salted pistachios which beautifully enhances the lovely soft summer fruit characteristics of the wine.


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Very pleasant superb wine.

Shirley - 01/10/2018

If you like the Provencal roses, this will spin your wheels!

Rod - 14/09/2018

Beautiful dry wine

James - 07/09/2018

Fabulous label, fabulous legend and fabulous wine.

Helen - 23/09/2018

Fantastic value for money!

Frances - 16/09/2018


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