TROPHY & GOLD MEDAL | Aotearoa Wine Awards 2022
FIVE STARS & BEST BUY | Cuisine Magazine
First Flight has become a real success for Squawking Magpie. The wines are overseen by hugely experienced winemaker Jenny Dobson (ex Te Awa and Sacred Hill) and our team think they are all really good value.
The Trophy winning 2022 Startled Pink is a blend of merlot, syrah and cabernet. It's just off-dry with good, crunchy fruit weight and some nice savoury notes hanging out with those semi-ripe strawberry and crunchy watermelon flavours. It’s a very good interpretation of modern New Zealand Rosé. RECOMMENDED.
Cuisine Magazine writes "Mid-pink verging on pale ruby, this deeply toned wine is a delight. Ripe red berry, plum and white blossom aromas lift out of the glass and stream through the weighty and polished palate. A bold, rich and juicy style of rosé that hits all the right notes."
Premium grapes, pressed directly, give Startled Pink its delicate colour, bright fruit and floral flavours. Enticing aromas of pink guava, roses and grapefruit followed by a soft luscious and silky palate with alluring flavours of summer fruits.