2020 TWR Rosé
We have always loved Rosé and have enjoyed consuming them for many years but ours has been out of production for a few vintages so this feels like a 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 2020 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 that this Rosé is the perfect pairing for a summer picnic or barbecued anything!
Bob Campbell MW – 94 Points – 2020 Vintage
Based on pinot noir, this pale-pink rosé has delicate raspberry, ripe pear, apple and a suggestion of red rose flavours. Impressively pure and delicate with a pleasantly dry finish. Highly recommended. Drink 2020–2023
Sam Kim -94 points
Exquisitely charming and inviting, the bouquet shows nectarine, watermelon, lemon peel and white floral notes, leading to a finely focused palate that displays excellent fruit purity and persistency. It’s elegant and refreshing, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2023
Cameron Douglas MS – 94 points
Very fragrant bouquet with aromas of delicate sweet red roses and blossoms then red fruits scents of raspberry and red cherry. There are moments of red apple and cherry then mineral and spice. On the palate – crisp, dry, pure, fruity and dry. Fine tannins, plenty of acidity a core of light red berry fruit flavours that reflect the nose, balanced and well made – a lovely wine.