18.5 Points - Joelle Thomson 
Looks can be deceiving, as in the case of this pale pink, super flavoursome rosé, which is made by the Donaldson family, whose eldest son, Mat, is chief winemaker of the talented team in charge of this wine. It’s made from the free run juice of a range of grape varieties grown in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, at Pegasus Bay’s vineyards. It tastes dry, spicy and has concentrated dried red berry flavours, backing up a refreshing pink wine with depth

18 Points - Candice Chow Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Bright, pale blonde with a hint of salmon, even colour throughout. Light effervescent on the side of the glass. The nose is expressive and welcoming, aromas of rose petals, dark herbs melded with field berries, citrus and zest. Lightbodied, dry to taste, nuances of strawberries, raspberries, red currants are fresh, linger with a lifted perfume of petals, thyme and citrus zest. Concentrated fruit and ripe flavours project on the palate with intensity; lively acidity flow with a fine thread of minerality along a fine-textured line. Zesty details lifted to a vibrant, dry finish

Winery description

"It is light salmon in colour, with a bright fragrant bouquet of strawberries, red currents, citrus blossom, and white fleshed peach. On the palate it is dry and finely textured, with fresh and vibrant minerality. The complementary varieties ensure the wine remains fleshy and supple, while also adding aroma and structure.

Carefully selected grapes from a unique assemblage of complementary varieties were harvested to make this wine. Due to the very hot summer, we were able to harvest earlier than usual, allowing the berries to retain good levels of natural acidity. The free run juice was given a small amount of skin contact to add some colour. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel vats at a cool temperature to retain varietal purity and freshness, with the wine being bottled shortly after."



New Zealand








Matt Donaldson





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Food Match:

Salad, Seafood, Chicken

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