Oak Estate Hawke's Bay Méthode Traditionnelle [Rosé] (2020)

The classy, non-vintage wine I tasted in late 2020 (5*) doesn't have the word 'Rosé' on the label – it's identified by the silver top on its cork. Made entirely from Pinot Noir and disgorged after a year on its yeast lees, it is pale pink, with a fresh, vivacious, perfumed bouquet. Very refined, it has lively, strawberryish, peachy, yeasty flavours, showing impressive delicacy, a hint of apricot, fresh acidity and a long, smooth (10 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.


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