Thirty One Rows Northbank Marlborough Rosé 2019 $24.99

Finding a 14% pinot noir rosé that still maintains finesse and delicacy is a rare thing, but this wine has cracked it.  Using organically grown fruit from the emerging, Northbank subregion of Marlborough (where he’s also building a family home on the rock formations depicted on the label), Andrew Bailey has used a combo of stainless steel and a rare, teardrop-shaped Perle de Quintessence French oak barrel, alongside 100% natural fermentation of whole clusters to create a dry, spicy, Provence-style rosé that’s perfection with Sicilian spaghetti with saffron, sardines and fennel.

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