Esk Valley Hawke's Bay Rosé (2019)

For many years, this was New Zealand’s most successful rosé on the show circuit. Retasted in mid-2020, the 2019 vintage (5*) is a Merlot-based wine with a highly inviting, light pink hue. Fragrant and lively, it is medium-bodied, with excellent depth of vibrant peach, strawberry and spice flavours, and a beautifully poised, dry (2.6 grams/litre of residual sugar), smooth finish. Drink now to 2021.


Type: Rosé Wines
Variety: Rosé Wines
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $20 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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