Our 2010 Rosé Méthode Traditionelle is one of only two 100% Waiheke grown, bottle fermented sparkling wines in existence right now, so this can truly be described as a rare and unusual product!
The wine is a delicate salmon pink colour, and displays a lively mousse of very fine bubbles in the glass. Made in a drier style, this unique cuvée is equally suitable for pairing with food or simply to enjoy on its own.
JOHN HAWKESBY: "From a Waiheke Island producer and one to watch, this wine has been a couple of years in development. It is 80 per cent chardonnay and (surprisingly) 20 per cabernet sauvignon. It has flavours of summer fruits, especially peaches and nectarines."
Our final blend...
Alcohol by volume 13.8%
Bar Code: 9421010795648
Detailed Tasting Notes
A daring varietal blend combining Chardonnay and, unconventionally, Cabernet Sauvignon grown on our own estate. The sweetness level of this wine is classified as BRUT, with approximately 6g/L of residual sugar perfectly balancing the gentle acidity and fresh fruit flavours. The wine went through tirage in August 2010, then spent 15 months on lees before disgorgement in November 2011.