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"Immediately appealing, beautifully supple & juicy" Wine Orbit

"A delightfully expressed sparkling wine offering bright fruit flavours & fine texture" Wine Orbit

Excellent on its own, or enjoy with Salmon canapés, Fresh Wairarapa Crayfish, or summer fruits

Matahiwi Estate Wairarapa Brut Rosé NV

Member rating / 4
$18.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $113.94 6 Btls, $99.08

Promotional offer ends on 10/12/2021



Awarded Gold Medal Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded Best Buy Awarded 4.5 stars Awarded 4 Stars
Matahiwi Estate Wairarapa Brut Rosé NV

Matahiwi Estate Wairarapa Brut Rosé NV

Member rating / 4
This Brut Rose is made from a mix of Pinot Noir clones sourced from the Matahiwi Estate vineyard in the Wairarapa, which is sited on free draining stony gravels north of Masterton...
$18.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $113.94 6 Btls, $99.08

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & Top Wine

Drinks Business Sparkling Masters

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2018

Awarded Recommended - Best Buy

Cuisine Magazine

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Description

"Made by the Charmat process where fermentation occurs in a pressure tank rather than a bottle. A blend of pinot noir (65%) and chardonnay. A gentle wine with appealing purity and subtle strawberry, raspberry and summer fruit flavours supported by an ethereal texture. Charming and dry" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

"A blend of two classic grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; it is immediately appealing on the nose showing watermelon, raspberry, stone fruit and floral aromas, followed by a refreshing palate that is beautifully supple and juicy. A delightfully expressed sparkling wine offering bright fruit flavours and fine texture, leading to a lengthy tasty finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2018

In the glass the wine has a lovely pale pink colour and fine bead. Lifted strawberry and Raspberry aromatics and flavours, a delicate structure and the beautiful pale pink colour. Adding to this is fresh melon and citrus characters, mid palate texture and fresh acidity. The palate is fresh and long with subtle texture and a lively balance.

2018 was an excellent vintage at Matahiwi with above average temperatures, healthy vines and a good balanced crop. The fruit was harvested nice and early in pristine condition with good acidity and ripe flavours. This Brut Rose is made from a mix of Pinot Noir clones sourced from the Matahiwi Estate vineyard in the Wairarapa, which is sited on free draining stony gravels north of Masterton. The crop was kept low and well exposed, to ensure even fruit ripening and optimal flavour development.

A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, 65/35 mix, harvested and immediately pressed off with only Free run and light press juice used, to give a fine low phenolic juice with a pale pink colour. Fermented in stainless steel at moderate temperatures to balance texture with fruit expression. The base wines were aged on full lees through the winter with regular stirring to build texture and yeast autolytic characters. After blending, and colour adjustment with a tiny addition of red Pinot Noir the wine went through secondary fermentation using the Charmat tank fermentation method before bottling.

Food Pairing: Excellent on its own, or enjoy with Salmon canapés, Fresh Wairarapa Crayfish, or summer fruits.

 

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great wine

Bruce - 10/12/2020

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Beautiful Wine, exceeded expectations

Lynette - 24/11/2020


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