Esk Valley set the scene for New Zealand Rosé in 1991 and we’ve never looked back. Deliciously dry, it reveals vibrant flavours of peach and strawberry while its refreshing acidity will leave your mouth watering for more.
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This dry style Rosé is widely regarded as New Zealand's premium Rosé and has won
many awards since its first vintage in 1991. It is an excellent choice with many foods
or as an aperitif. It is a beautiful pale luminescent pink, dry to taste with aromas and
flavours of redcurrants, strawberry and fresh picked herbs.
Vineyards and Winemaking
The fruit for this wine was grown in gravel based soils in cooler inland vineyard sites,
warm enough to fully ripen the grapes while also retaining good acidity at harvest.
This allows us to pick fully ripened grapes at low sugars in the pursuit of an elegant
and dry style Rosé.
The individual vineyard parcels were pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery,
resulting in juice with little colour or tannin. After settling the juice, the fermentation
was conducted at low temperatures to capture the vibrant red fruit flavours we seek
in our Esk Valley Rosé. The ferment was stopped when almost dry, leaving a small
amount of residual sugar to balance the natural acidity.
Serve chilled and enjoy with salmon, smoked fish, cured meats, white meats and summer salads.