Wine by Variety Rosé

Kumeu Rosé 2018

NZ $19.00

A full and fruity dry wine. Sweet strawberry and wild berry fruit flavours add richness.

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Classic Wines, Kumeu-Huapai (Auckland), Rosé


Winemakers Notes

Our 2018 Rosé has been assembled from around 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, all from our “home vineyard” in Huapai, which as of Nov 2016 falls into the officially registered Geographical Indications (GI) area called Kumeu. We handpicked the Malbec on March and the Merlot on March . Both parcels were whole bunch pressed. This has allowed us to achieve the lovely pale pink colour we so desired. The wine was tank fermented and then stabilised before bottling in August of 2018.

Alc 12.5%
Acid 7.8 g/L
Res Sugar 2.0 g/L
pH 3.40

Tasting Notes
Colour: At bottling this wine was a delightful pale pink. At the edge it has a pale purple iridescence. This is from Malbec. We call it the ‘Malbec ring of confidence’.
Bouquet: Clean and fresh, dominated by summer red fruit aromas.
Palate: This wine is full-bodied for a Rosé. It has real richness and weight on the palate. It is soft and round and finishes with a sweet fruit lift.

As with all Rosés, this wine is delicious young, but we believe it has the structure to gain complexity while keeping its freshness over a period of 2 – 4 years.
Suggested Wine List Description
A full and fruity style wine. Sweet strawberry and wild berry fruit flavours add richness leading on to a crisp but full finish.
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“It is delicately lifted on the nose showing raspberry, white flesh nectarine, grapefruit and apple characters, leading to a vibrant palate that is juicy and pristine. The wine offers youthful charm and bright fruit flavours, backed by crisp acidity, finishing lingering and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2020.” Sam Kim

4.5 Stars/91 Points

Wine Orbit, Jan 2019


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