Buy of the Week NZ

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir Rosé 2017, Marlborough, NZD $17.99

Aromatic, fruity rosé with cherry, strawberry and subtle spicy flavours. A suggestion of sweetness is balanced by fresh acidity to give a dry-ish finish. Soft-textured wine with a lingering finish. A charmer. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2019

Food: Spring tart with wild onion chawanmushi

Stockists: Villa Maria Estate; Countdown stores nationally (NZ only)

Ranked #7 of 16 2017 Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $22.47 Avg 90pt 2017 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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