Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2019 $25

I love this wine!  Crafted by the crazy-talented Warren Knudsen, from 100% cabernet franc, this rosé is the real deal.  It’s incredibly concentrated, spicy, floral and deliciously dry to drink.  Crisp, focused and showing superb purity of flavour, it’s a style that I’d love to see more of from Northland’s wine producers.  Cabernet franc is a rare thing to find in a rosé style, but it works – boy does it work.  The mouthfeel has weight, texture and impressive length as it slips down.  Great stuff!