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Awarded TOP WINE & TOP VALUE Wine' in the WineNZ Rose tasting. Its now this year's must-have Rose!

100% Pinot Noir, Hunter’s Rosé shows a traditional pale pink colour, which alludes to the fresh summer berry aromas of strawberry

We love this wine lightly chilled served as an aperitif or with fresh summer foods such as seafood, salads and Mediterranean dishes.

Hunter's Marlborough Rosé 2017

Member rating / 30
Erp $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Commended Awarded 18/20 Points
Hunter's Marlborough Rosé 2017

Hunter's Marlborough Rosé 2017

Member rating / 30
French in style with fresh summer fruits and a dry finish.
Erp $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21


Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders, September 2017

Awarded 4 Stars & Commended: Top Wine & Top Value

WineNZ Magazine

Awarded 18/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Oct 2017


"Bright, very pale salmon-pink colour, lighter on the rim with purple tints. The nose is fresh with fragrant aromas of strawberries and cream melded with lifted red florals and some confectionary element. There is good depth to the aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has delicate flavours of strawberries and cream with soft red floral notes and confectionary nuances. The fruit forms a gently concentrated core and line, with building fruit intensity. The wine flows smoothly with positive drive, carrying to a lingering, fragrant finish of florals and confectionary. This is a delicately flavoured dry rosé with strawberries and cream notes entwined with floral and confectionary elements on a gently concentrated, smooth palate. Serve as an aperitif and with canapes and antipasto over the next 2 years" Raymond Chan, Oct 2017

"Very nice, subtle rose, tasting near dry and with the freshness we would expect after half a year. A delicate, after-work style or afternoon wine with antipasto or light finger food on a lazy weekend; through 2018. 100% Pinot Noir, Hunter’s Rosé shows a traditional pale pink colour which alludes to the fresh summer berry aromas of strawberry, raspberry and red plum. The palate is full and round with a long crisp finish. The mouthfeel is wonderful and expresses summer to the senses. It’s the perfect summer wine! Spring was dry to start the growing season and late frosts in early December threaten but didn’t impact and fruit set was great. Some rain during the growing season in January provided plenty of nutrients and juicy weight to the fruit. A hot and dry summer delivered a harvest as smooth as can be with continuous fruit supply keeping the winery busy. Overall, we received slightly above average yields with optimum quality fruit" Peter Saunders, September 2017

"Nice colour, bright. Dry quite grippy. Nice mouth feel, good texture, berry character. Good Length, creamy elegance". Simon Nash, WineNZ Magazine

"Pale salmon, cherry/plum fruit. Residual sugae/acid balance is good and finishes bright and fresh. Best of all, it has a long finish" Dave Mckee, WineNZ Magazine

"Lifted red nose, berry fruits. Very clean and crisp yet fully ripe. Some good fruit here that gives fruit sweetness without sugar sweetness. Great carry of flavour" Barry Riwal, WineNZ Magazine

Our goal is to preserve all the fresh characters we taste in the vineyard. We study all the fruit very carefully before deciding when to pick – we only have one chance each year. We pick in the cool of the morning and process the fruit under anaerobic conditions. Pinot Noir is grown specifically for this Rosé so that we can maintain a sensible alcohol level and present a balanced wine. The cool fruit is de-stemmed and allowed to soak on the skins until we have the pale pink colour we desire. The fruit is then lightly pressed and fermented at lower temperatures to maintain its true fruit expressions. The wine spends a short time on lees to nurture its youthful character before the wine is cold stabilised, racked and filtered prior to bottling.

Food Pairing: We love this wine lightly chilled served as an aperitif or with fresh summer foods such as seafood, salads and Mediterranean dishes.


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User comments (13)

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Tasty, vibrant, great for the Dunedin heatwave. Great price

Ann - member since Jul 2004

Great tasting rose. I bought it for my wife but I'm drinking it too.

David - member since Apr 2007

Absolutely wonderful

Mark - member since Feb 2016


David - member since Dec 2009

Such a lovely quality Rose. Have bought another 6 bottle case as such a bargain at this price.

Charlotte - member since Nov 2006

Not usually a fan of Rosé but this one hits the mark with all sorts of special characters.

Jock - member since Jul 2010

Lovely - light, crisp. Not too sweet.

Tess - member since Sep 2016

Great wine at a good price

Peter - member since Mar 2008

very good wine

Allan - member since Dec 2011

Not normally Rose fans, however this wine is very enjoyable Smooth and delicious.

Nancy - member since Jan 2010

Well balanced wine. Buy again

David - member since Oct 2009

something different for my taste but ok

Lisa - member since Feb 2018

Hasn't arrived yet

Trish - member since Dec 2016


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