What is Rosé Wine?

Following in the footsteps of our European counterparts, New Zealand has seen a resurgence in the popularity of the Rosé style of wine. Some would say it is due to the simplicity of the wine style, and the sense of fun associated.

The majority of New Zealand’s Rosé is made from Pinot Noir, though a diverse array of other varieties are employed throughout the various regions.Allan Scott Pinot Noir

Careful planning and meticulous attention in the vineyard kept our grapes growing to their full potential this year. It has been an interesting season, with early budburst and a frosty couple of days hit Pinot Noir variety the most in Marlborough and a lower producing year was expected. As a result of lower crops, Pinot Noir have more flavour concentration. That is a win for our winemaking team and they made the most out of it.

Where does it come from?

Harvested from our Pinot Noir vineyards established in 1995 with a mixture of Dijon clones.

Within Marlborough, the Rapaura area along the northern edge of the Wairau Valley has become particularly prized. This is where we established the family’s vineyards, all in close proximity to the winery.

Location of Pinot Noir grapes used for Rosé production -41.504166, 173.854586

With its distinctive combination of cool nights, sunny days and young soils, it is recognised as one of the world’s greatest wine regions.

Omaka Vineyard Marlborough

What to expect from our 2021 Rosé?

Year on year out team tries their best to achieve and maintain the colour, aroma and flavour you come to expect of our Estate Rosé. The goal for elegant salmon pink Rosé to immediately present notes of luscious strawberries and cream. The palate to beautifully balanced with soft, ripe berry fruit flavours and a lift of acidity on the finish. The 2021 vintage is no exception, truly a touch of New Zealand summer in a glass.