Rosé was once only thought of as fruity and not serious; however we take these stunning looking wines very seriously.  Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, with Rosé wines the juice is left with the skins for just a few hours.  Nearly any red wine grape (from Pinot Noir to Syrah) can be used to make Rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for Rosé.

Tasting Notes

Seductive peach colour with subtle notes of nectarine blossom, pink grapefruit and wet stone. The palate is elegant and complex, with textural elements supporting the fine mineral acidity, resulting in a dry finish with incredible length and persistence.

Vintage Overview

After a lower yielding 2021 vintage, Marlborough was blessed with outstanding weather in December providing near perfect flowering conditions and a subsequent great fruit set. This translated into an increased number of berries per bunch, and helped offset the slightly lower than average bunch numbers which was a result of the cooler weather we experienced during flowering in 2020. The great weather conditions continued through January with above average daily temperatures and sunshine hours, punctuated by timely periods of rainfall. This ensured optimal soil water status giving great canopy development and health. Initially it looked like an early start to harvest but then we saw periods with cooler temperatures and increased rainfall in late January and early February. This slowed development and extended the ripening period with harvest commencing in the 3rd week of March and concluding at the end of April. The extended ripening period has lead to wines with great balance and poise ensuring some outstanding components to go into this years’ blends.


Select parcels of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah were hand harvested in the cool hours of the morning before being gently destemmed to liberate the purest lightly coloured juice without pressing. Fermented in neutral French oak barriques at low temperatures with extended time on lees to give texture and bâttonage was undertaken on select barrels before gentle racking with nitrogen for blending.

Flavour Profile

  • Pink Grapefruit

  • Nectarine

  • Floral

  • Mineral

Technical Data

  • Alc


  • TA

    8 g/L

  • pH


  • RS

    2 g/L

Harvested 25 March - 5 April 2022

Vineyard Composition


94 points 5 stars
Exquisite and finely poised, the wine shows white flesh nectarine, lemon peel, oatmeal and subtle flinty notes on the nose, leading to a brilliantly focused palate delivering linear mouthfeel and elegant flow, finishing wonderfully long and refined. At its best now to 2025.

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

Varietal FAQs

What is your Reserve Rosé made from

We use Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir from our Estate vineyards to make this wine. We also use seasoned French oak which gives the wine texture.

Is your Rosé dry?

Yes, this wine is made in a dry style, making it a perfect match with food.

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