90/100 | Cameron Douglas
Produced by Simon Waghorn and his team at Astrolabe - one of New Zealand's most respected wine producers - Durvillea is a highly regarded option for those looking to sample the accuracy and sheer drinkability of the Astrolabe range at a more accessible price point. This dry Rosé is a striking take on the lighter European style that is taking New Zealand by storm. It comes highly recommended.
The quirky Durvillea name comes from a seaweed variety Waghorn, a seaweed geek(!), studied at University. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.
The winery writes " A round mouthfeel, with a smooth and ethereal texture. This wine is bone dry with delicately balanced acidity. A lingering note of strawberry and thyme blossom."
Cameron Douglas writes “Light translucent salmon core colour with aromas and flavours of mostly Pinot Noir – like fruits with crushed strawberry and red apple skin. A light and refreshing rose petal moment adds charm and elegance. Dry finish with lingering light red fruit flavours and a lick of minerality."
My go to Rose
Love this Rose. Have been buying it all summer.