Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rosé (NV)

This classy, non-vintage wine is a blend of Pinot Noir (mostly) and Chardonnay, hand-picked in the Wairau Valley, partly fermented in old oak vats and French oak barrels, and disgorged after at least two years maturing on its yeast lees. The sample I tasted in mid-2021 (5*) is salmon pink, with a fragrant, complex bouquet. A delicious wine, it shows excellent vigour and harmony, with strong, strawberryish, spicy flavours, yeasty, lively and lingering.

Details

Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide 2022

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2021

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