ONE OF THE MADDEST DEALS IN OUR 22 YEAR HISTORY.
Quality North Canterbury ‘White Rosé’ at an unthinkable clearance price.
NB: Please read these notes to understand the unique aspect of this offer.
Grand Reserve Rose 2018 was the first reserve rosé that Mount Brown ever produced. This wine is in perfect drinking condition but it has lost the very pale salmon colour that it was released with and, to all intents and purposes, it now looks like white wine in the bottle. If this boutique release was labelled ‘blanc de noir’ (the classic tradition of making what is essentially white wine from free-run pinot noir juice), it could easily command a $20+ price point.
That pale pink hue may be gone, but we can assure you that three years on from vintage, this 2018 release is as crisp and fresh as the day it was bottled. The palate is crunchy and just off-dry, with lovely, juicy summer fruit characters and a zesty finish with nice acid balance.
When Mount Brown approached us to move their remaining stocks at a fire sale price we were curious, but after we tasted an evaluative sample we were immediately all in. It’s lovely, and if you can get your head around the ‘white rose’ aspect of this offer, you’ll be tuning in to one of the great Advintage quaffer deals. Climb in.
Fragrant and fresh with some floral notes. The palate is layered and textural with a tangy array of crunchy apple / watermelon and citrus flavours. The finish is crisp and clean with good acidity. Enjoy over the coming 12 months while the wine remains in pristine condition.