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Matahiwi Estate Brut Rosé NV
We see lifted strawberry and Raspberry aromatics and flavours, a delicate structure and the beautiful pale pink colour. Adding to this is fresh melon and citrus characters, mid palate texture and fresh acidity. In the glass the wine has a lovely pale pink colour and fine bead. The palate is fresh and long with subtle texture and a lively balance.
Excellent on its own, we are enjoying this wine with Salmon canapes, Fresh Wairarapa Crayfish, or summer fruits
The fruit was harvested nice and early in pristine condition with good acidity and ripe flavours. This Brut Rose is made from a mix of Pinot Noir clones sourced from the Matahiwi Estate vineyard in the Wairarapa, which is sited on free draining stony gravels north of Masterton. The crop was kept low and well exposed, to ensure even fruit ripening and optimal flavour development.
A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, 65/35 mix, harvested and immediately pressed off with only Free run and light press juice used, to give a fine low phenolic juice with a pale pink colour. Fermented in stainless steel at moderate temperatures to balance texture with fruit expression. The base wines were aged on full lees through the winter with regular stirring to build texture and yeast autolytic characters. After blending, and colour adjustment with a tiny addition of red Pinot Noir the wine went through secondary fermentation using the Charmat tank fermentation method before bottling.
Awards & Reviews
Awarded Gold in the Drinks Business Sparkling Masters
Awarded Gold by Dish Magazine
Awarded Double Gold from CWSA Best Value and Top Wine from New Zealand for 2023
Awarded Recommended and Best Buy by Cuisine Magazine
Awarded 93pts by Cameron Douglas MS