Right royal rosé

Terra Sancta Special Release First Vines Pinot Noir Rosé 2017, Central Otago, NZD $49.95

New Zealand’s most expensive rosé is a selection of the best pinot noir grapes from three relatively old estate vineyards. The wine is fermented in large French oak barrels. Quite an intense, fragrant aroma suggesting cherry and raspberry with a subtle floral edge. The wine has impressive weight and an ethereal texture. A very impressive rosé. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: South Island west coast whitebait fritter, brioche, lemon brown butter

Stockists: Terra Sancta Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked #1 of 22 2017 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

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