These days a summer picnic or BBQ is not complete without some pink. Rosé is currently the fastest-growing varietal in New Zealand, and we wanted to introduce you to four of our own in time for the long weekend and Rosé Day, on Sunday, February 5.
Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021
This fresh and vibrant rosé is crafted in a dry style with aromas of cherry blossom. It exudes strawberry and raspberry flavours, complemented with subtle rock melon and red current notes. The palate is textural and full-bodied, yet delicate.
SHOP ➤ Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021
Leveret Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022
Pale pink in colour with aromas of red fruits, watermelon and rose petal. The palate is dry and salivating with a hint of spice.
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Leveret IQ Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV
Light pink in colour, with a fine, persistent bead and a moderate mousse. The aroma shows citrus, strawberry and vanilla, roasted nuts and vegemite. The palate is dry with a gentle spritz and long clean finish.
SHOP ➤ Leveret IQ Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV
Falconhead Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021
Bright red fruits and lifted florals lure you in. The palate, flush with strawberries and cream, delivers a long, dry and delicious finish.
SHOP ➤ Falconhead Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021
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What Kind of Chocolate Pairs With Rosé?
Valentine’s Day is on February 14 and rosé, with its beautiful, blush colouring is a lovely addition to any surprises you may have up your sleeve. Now, if you’re going traditional and pairing a bottle with flowers and chocolate, we have a tip for you. You have to consider the sugar levels in chocolate when pairing it with wine. Dark chocolate is an ideal match for rosé as it helps to lift the berry notes and softens the acidity and tannins. With our sparkling, make it a dark raspberry bar.
For Valentine’s Day whether you’re planning an elaborate dinner or a BBQ on the beach, we can help you pick the perfect wine to go with it. Top it off with some chocolates and a glass of bubbles or savour a special bottle of our Mills Reef Elspeth One Gimblett Gravels 2020 and you’re guaranteed to have a lovely night.
Stop by and chat with our friendly staff at The Cellar Door in Katikati, we’re open daily from 9:30am – 5:00pm.
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