Easy drinking, this fresh and lightly fruity sparkler makes a lovely aperitif.
It smells faintly of wild strawberries, and on the palate, the bubbles are fine (as in quite small, not large and ‘aggressive’). There’s that subtle strawberry thing going on again, a tang of raspberry and a slightly perfumed blackberry note. The finish is slightly yeasty – which is quite a nice complement to the fruit – with no trace of bitterness. It’s well balanced in terms of acidity too – dry, but not mouth-wateringly so. At £11, currently, and also the normal retail price of £13, I think it’s a bit of a bargain for a decent New Zealand sparkling wine!
At a glance
- Style? Sparkling wine – rosé
- Where is it from? New Zealand
- What’s the grape? Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Tastes of? Fresh summer fruit
- What food would complement it? We started drinking this on its own and then scoffed Chilli & Rosemary Biscuits to help counter the alcohol slipping down oh-too-easily.