SUPERCOOL, LIMITED RELEASE ROSÉ FROM ONE OF HAWKE'S BAY'S MOST EXCITING NEW PRODUCERS.
This is the second wine from Helio; the side project put together by talented Clearview winemaker Matt Kirby and wine entrepreneur Dave Nash.
Gorgeously presented in wax sealed 500ml bottles and using high quality cork closures, Helio Rosé 2023 is vinted in a bone-dry style from tempranillo, montepulciano and cabernet franc. The packaging is fantastic with an urban, understated feel and the smaller bottles make it a perfect size for a couple of good glasses before moving on to other wines.
This is dry, spicy rosé with a generous mid-palate of red summer fruits. The finish is savoury, crunchy and long with plenty of tang and zip; a refreshing wine that is delicious straight up but deserving of food to show at its very best.
The winery writes "A tangerine sunset in the glass, beautiful to look at as the colour disappears toward the rim. Strawberries, sorbet, raspberry slice and nectarine on the nose match perfectly with a light, very drinkable palate with added depth. Watermelon and mint, textured berry soufflé with a candied pastry note build an extremely food friendly wine, the texture from the berry profile builds and builds to an almost effervescing finish that leaves you wanting more. Immediately."