2022 SV Rosé
We’ve always loved Rosé and have enjoyed consuming them for many years so this feels like a wonderful new addition to the TWR family. We wanted to make a Rosé that reflected a classic, dry, savoury style and was based on Pinot Noir. Our favourite Rosés are lighter in colour and deliciously dry, with lifted fresh and floral fruit flavours, savoury undertones and ripe acid, so our aim was to replicate these qualities. In keeping with our house style here at Te Whare Ra we also wanted to make a wine that showed elegance and purity of fruit but one that also was fleshy and juicy with great texture and complexity.
The 2022 SV Rosé has gorgeous lifted aromas of spring strawberry, and ripe raspberry and blueberry with pretty floral notes and hints of savoury. These follow onto flavours of fresh summer berries & blue fruits plus hints of mulberry and spices. The fruit and floral notes are balanced by some very attractive savoury complexity and ripe juicy acid. This Rosé is purposely made in dry savoury style, which combines vibrant fruit with texture and weight resulting in a delicious refreshing combination.
We feel this Rosé is the perfect pairing for a summer picnic, barbecued anything or just a chilled glass with great conversation!
Bob Campbell MW – 95 Points – Number 1 Rose from Marlborough – Equal Top 2022 Rose from the whole of NZ Attractive pale pink. Gentle floral/berry-fruit flavours with Chantilly cream. Smooth-textured wine with a pleasant off-dry finish. Charming wine that is impossible to fault. A perfect sweet-sour balance with nice tension and a lingering finish
Sam Kim – 94 Points
Offering splendid fruit purity and finesse, it’s delicately aromatic on the nose with ripe cherry, apple and lemon peel nuances with a hint of white floral. The palate displays excellent focus and fine texture, wonderfully framed by bright acidity. It’s light and delightfully refreshing, yet with substance and structure, finishing persistent and delicious. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2025
Cameron Douglas MS – 93 Points
Plush, pure, ripe, fruity and enticing bouquet of fresh red cherry and strawberry flesh, roses and a whisper of tropical red papaya. Smooth and silky touch on the palate contrasted by acidity and a fine saline mouthfeel. Flavours of red berries and cherry reflect the bouquet. A delicious and refreshing wine ready for summer 2023 through end of summer 2024.