Heron's Flight Rosato 2019 Rosé
- Dolcetto Rose
- New Zealand, 750ml
The nose is packed full of strawberries and berry fruit. The palate is rich, sweet and soft on the front, and full of fruit, but ‘zingy’ on the finish. This is deliberate to make it refreshing and balance the natural residual sugar on the front palate.
- Winery: Heron's Flight
- Varietal: Rose - Dolcetto
- Region: Matakana, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2019
- Alcohol: 12%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Light seafood; salads; light pastas & rice dishes; grilled chicken & fish with herbs
The colour is an vibrant/iridescent pink, which comes from the Dolcetto skins. Dolcetto comes from Piedmonte, northwest Italy. Can be enjoyed either on its own, or with food.
David Hoskins and Mary Evans have been growing wine on the Heron’s Flight site since 1987, and while the vineyard was originally planted with Chardonnay and Cabernet, they soon discovered that the Matakana microclimate was uncannily similar to areas of Tuscany. So, with the unabashed abandon of true pioneers, they replanted the land with Sangiovese and Dolcetto – two grapes that we rarely see thriving anywhere else in New Zealand – and since then, they’ve been on an uncompromising mission to perfect these two varietals in their new home.
David and Mary firmly believe the climate is best-suited to Italian, rather than French, varietals – and now that the vines have many years of maturity behind them, they’re producing some beyond-convincing results.
They embody fully organic and sustainable practises on their vineyard, including water conservation, and all is handcrafted end-to-end.
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