Wine Review: Mud House 2016 Sub Region Series Burleigh Pinot Rosé

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I just tried this Rosé and have to say it is exceptional.

One of the best New Zealand Rosés I have tried this season. Getting this right can be a real challenge and I think most New Zealand wineries struggle a bit, the colour and sweetness is often too high for my liking. This Rosé is more in line with some of the Côtes de Provence Rosés that I have been drinking of late like Chateau Leoube, Riotor and Routas. The Marlborough region has a fast growing reputation for producing outstanding Pinot Noir and it is our New Zealand Pinot Noirs that are tipped to be our next big thing on the world stage.

With exceptional winemaking techniques it would appear that the Marlborough Pinot Rosés, if they are anything like this one, are well placed to take advantage of the worldwide growth around the consumption of Rosé – as long as they can produce enough! Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: the colour of salmon with a bouquet of fresh summer strawberries and wild flowers. On the palate, juicy cherry and savoury length. Food match: beautiful accompaniment to a summer platter with prosciutto, ripe blue cheese, and smoked mushrooms.



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