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ME by Matahiwi Estate Rose2019

This is a vibrant cool climate Rose, pale pink in the glass with aromas of strawberry and melon on the nose. The palate is lively with raspberry and stone fruit flavours, subtle creaminess and a long fresh finish. Excellent on its own or with crayfish, prawns and salmon.



The fruit for this Rose comes from our home vineyard Matahiwi, a raised ridge of stony soil outside Masterton in the Wairarapa. The free draining soils and cool dry climate are ideal for ripening the Pinot varieties.



We harvested the fruit in the fresh fruit flavour spectrum ideal for Rose, with the majority being pressed off and cool fermented, while a smaller portion spent more time on skins for added colour. The component wines spent the winter on lees to gain complexity and mouthfeel before the blend was assembled in the spring.

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Awards & Reviews


Awarded Gold by China Wine and Spirits
Awarded 90pts by Bob Campbell
Awarded 90pts by Cameron Douglas MS
Awarded 90pts by Wine Orbit – Sam Kim
Awarded Silver by New Zealand Wine of the Year


Awarded 5 stars by Wine Orbit
Awarded 92 by Cameron Douglas MS