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"STRAWBERRIES & CREAM, crisp, refreshing, with excellent concentration, it’s fuller flavoured and lifted" Yvonne Lorkin,

With just a touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish!

Pair with friends and alfresco dining this summer for the perfect combination

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Member rating / 24
$12.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $22.41 $19.49
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77
Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Member rating / 24
It’s been a great start to this wine’s career, Rosé is always a pleasure to make, and I’m sure it will be enjoyed immensely over the summer months!
$12.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $22.41 $19.49
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Rosé & Gold Medal

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, Oct 2017

Awarded Gold Medal & 5 Stars

Dish Magazine (#76 , page 100), Tasting Panel – Rosé 2018, Jan 2018

 

Description

"Apples, raspberries and a touch of quartzy minerality gives this a lovely bouquet and palate,” commented Cameron. Yvonne agreed, adding it was bursting with cherry and berry, while Jane found masses of strawberries and cream, adding, “Crisp, refreshing, with excellent concentration, it’s fuller flavoured and lifted" Yvonne Lorkin, Tasting Panel – Rosé, Dish Magazine (#76 , page 100), Jan 2018 

A beautiful pink blush in the glass. Light red berry fruit with notes of rhubarb crumble on the nose with just a touch of sweetness on the palate. This sweetness is followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering flavours of raspberry and cream.

Established in 2001, Waipara Hils has a proud history of creating award winning wines that celebrate the South Island of New Zealand. The grapes for this wine were sourced from The Mound, Deans and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley, where the soils are deep and free draining due to Glasnevin gravels. The 2017 vintage started dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering, which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Yet, like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but luckily North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that can be expected from the Waipara Valley.

Vinification included the juice being left on the skins for 12 hours to develop flavour and colour post a cool morning harvest. Once the desired sweetness levels were reached, the ferment was cooled and stopped. The wine was then left on the lees for several weeks before removing to retain vibrancy of the fruit character. It is recommended that this wine is enjoyed in its youth slightly chilled. Residual sugar for this wine is 6.0 g/L.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (10)

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It's a wee beauty according to my wife :-)

Steve - member since Apr 2010

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Always very good wine for a reasonable price

Grant - member since Apr 2009

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Excellent example of N Z Rose. Comparable with most from Europe.

Barrie - member since Oct 2013

E
We are really enjoying this lovely with lunches over easter

Eve - member since Oct 2009

A
Tasty, fresh and good value

Ann - member since Jul 2004

P
Love this wine and love the price !

Pip - member since Apr 2007

P
Lovely wine and great value

Paul - member since Mar 2005

S
bit too lolly like, but tasty

Simon - member since May 2008

M
great buying

Malcolm - member since Aug 2013

OK, quite dry, quite nice.

Graham - member since Mar 2010


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