Yvonne Lorking Canvas Column Sat 3 March 2018

Fact. I bought my first ever bottle of wine on March 3 1990. It was a rosé from Vidal Estate and I hung onto that bottle of Manuka Blush for dear life as I pedaled my Ten Speed home. Occasion. Momentous.

Jackson Estate Alayna Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2017 $22.99
Produced as a salute to the beauty of ballet and the fine art of photography, this pinot noir rosé is fruity and lithesome, flowing with raspberry and watermelon and you’ll even find a ribbon of cherry and soft pepper sneaking through. It’s a pure, plucky and crunchy style that’ll have you pirouetting in seconds.
Sip with: Salmon sashimi.
www.glengarrywines.co.nz

Allan Scott Scott Base Central Otago Rosé 2017 $26
Ultra-pale and yet it definitely does not pale in the flavour stakes. Bursting with aromas of creaming soda, raspberry and cherry blossom, it’s shimmy-shakes across the palate clad in red berry and soft spicy, pink peppercorn layers. Fresh, frisky and fruity.
Sip with: Watermelon panzanella.
www.allanscott.com

Holdfast Estate Rosé 2017 $27
At the age of 16, Lachlan (Lockie) McLeod decided Dargaville needed wine in its life, and so he set about training himself how to grow grapes and make wine, and paying for it by working as an apprentice builder. Crafted by merlot grown on Awakino Point, this bottle of niceness from Northland erupts with ripe cherry and berry flavours, fresh fruit sweetness and buckets of personality.
Sip with: Ginger and Chipotle Mussels.
www.holdfastwine.co.nz

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