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"Fabulous dry & elegantly expressed" Wine Orbit

"Delicate yet impressively concentrated, displaying excellent fruit purity, backed by fine texture" Wine Orbit

Perfect as a Summer aperitif or enjoy with fresh seafood

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Hawke's Bay Rosé 2018

$32.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $197.94 6 Btls, $172.12
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points
Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Hawke's Bay Rosé 2018

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Hawke's Bay Rosé 2018

This is the flagship Rosé from the Plowman family and their Waiana Estate winemaking team...
$32.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $197.94 6 Btls, $172.12

Accolades

Awarded 5 Stars

Yvonne Lorkin

Awarded 95/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Description

"A fabulous dry style; the elegantly expressed bouquet shows watermelon, ripe apple, stone fruit and floral characters. The palate is delicate yet impressively concentrated, displaying excellent fruit purity, backed by fine texture and zesty acidity. It is very long on the finish with plenty of charming flavours. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Indian Summer Private Blend is Waiana Estate’s premier rosé blend. Post fermentation the grapes have been left on lees and then barrel aged to add complexity and weight. Waiana have focused on promoting minerality in this elegant blend, which will continue to evolve over time.

This is the flagship Rosé from the Plowman family and their Waiana Estate winemaking team.  A step beyond their Indian Summer and Summer Sault rosés, this classically dry, Provençale style is crafted from a blend of Tukituki Valley-grown merlot and cinsault which has been left, post-ferment on its yeast lees for a stretch, then matured in 3year old large oak puncheons to impart extra complexity, palate weight and “I’m bloody awesome-ness” into it.  It’s a rare thing to find such attention to detail in Rosé construction in this country in order for it to hit this price point, but it’s been perfectly executed here.  It’s a rosé to be savoured over something delicate like salmon nigiri or classic caprese salad. Yvonne Lorkin

Waiana Estate is the specialist Rosé label of the Plowman family who have 5.26 ha of vines on their 25 ha Tukituki Valley estate in Hawke’s Bay. The Plowmans intention is to produce Rosé that stands among the best in the county and alongside the best Provencal-styled examples. Merlot and Malbec vines were planted in 2000, and the Plowmans will use Cinsault and Grenache in future bottlings from vines recently planted to become closer to the Provencal wines. At present, the wine made is 100% Merlot, the first vintage being the 2013.

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