Puriri Hills Rosé 2016
- Merlot Rose Blend
- New Zealand, 750ml
Medium-bodied, flavours of raspberry, Morello-cherry and hints of red roses linger through a soft, genuine mouthfeel, while a touch of dry tannin at the end makes this a new, exciting dry rosé experience!
- Winery: Puriri Hills
- Varietal: Rose - Merlot dominant
- Region: Clevedon, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 12.6%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Light seafood; salads; light pastas & rice dishes; grilled chicken & fish with herbs
Freshly scented, the 2016 vintage was made predominantly from Merlot (90 per cent), with splashes of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Puriri Hills goal is to make wines that stand alongside the best wines in the world and yet are uniquely of our place.
It makes luxurious blended red wines inspired by the grand crus of Pomerol and St Émilion, on the right bank of Bordeaux, France. From inception Puriri Hills was created as a premium quality “estate-bottled” production winery. All phases of wine making occur on the Puriri Hills property in Clevedon. Wines are grown, made, bottled and stored in temperature controlled cellars on our property.
The first 4 acres of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (later discovered to be Carmenère) were planted in 1997 with additional half acres of other varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc) added in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
Puriri Hills produced their first handmade, blended red wine in 1999 on site in temporary facilities. The construction of a dedicated winery began in March 2004 with the 2005 vintage becoming the first to be produced in the newly completed winery.
Puriri Hills make no apology for their unwavering focus on quality. The greatest gift from this focus is that they make impressive wine in all vintages and spectacular wine in outstanding years. It enables them to create a lasting relationship with customers allowing them to cellar, savour and enjoy Puriri Hill wine over many years.
- 4 Stars – Michael Cooper
- 90/100 – Bob Campbell MW
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