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"Champion Rosé" Royal Easter Show Wine Awards

Showcasing an enticing bouquet of red cherry, fresh strawberries & honeysuckle

Try with some creamy goats cheese, a light summer salad, or your favourite shellfish

Babydoll Marlborough Rosé 2019

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Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Vegan Wine
Babydoll Marlborough Rosé 2019

Babydoll Marlborough Rosé 2019

Member rating / 3
Champion Rosé


Awarded Trophy: Champion Rosé

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020


  • Dry style
  • Red cherry
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Honeysuckle

This pretty light-peach coloured Rosé has the most enticing bouquet of red cherry, fresh strawberries and honeysuckle. A juicy, rich palate warmed with flavours of strawberry shortcake, and focused by well-balanced acidity. Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

The 2019 growing season in Marlborough was a hot and dry one. Vintage started in mid-March and it provided us with incredibly stable weather for growing Pinot Gris. Summer in Hawke’s Bay brought long warm days and cool nights, perfect for Merlot. Overall, the grapes had a luxurious ripening time, allowing flavours to fully develop while maintaining natural balance. This resulted in a Rosé that is filled with lifted aromatics and a beautiful concentrated mouthfeel.

Pinot Gris parcels were individually harvested over a period of two weeks. The fruit was destemmed and then gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture bright, fresh fruit characters. Each parcel was fermented separately with a range of yeasts to build complexity and structure. The parcels were blended with 29% Merlot to add complexity and a pink hue, then stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

It’s the little things in life that count and it’s the littlest sheep that help make Babydoll wines. This sustainable collection of wines are pure and intense with plenty of character, just like the Babydoll sheep we named them after. These tiny sheep keep the vineyards tidy year round because they’re too small to reach the grapes. Using one of nature’s mowers means these wines are better for the environment and taste better too. Celebrate life’s little moments with Babydoll wines.

Food Pairing: Try it with some creamy goats cheese, a light summer salad, or your favourite shellfish.

Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.


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good casual drink

Maureen - 16/04/2020

Very tasty drop of wine!

Anneli - 06/04/2020


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