90 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Vinted from predominantly Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir from Trinity Hill’s Hawke’s Bay vineyards, this is bright, tasty rosé from one of the Bay’s oldest producers.
Those delicious strawberries and cream flavours are nicely balanced by the savoury spice notes coming from the cabernet franc component. The finish is crisp and bright. Served chilled as an aperitif or with a deli platter.
Sam Kim writes "Bright and pristine, the wine shows crunchy apple, lemon peel, floral and sweet strawberry aromas on the nose, leading to a juicy palate displaying elegant weight and smooth flow. Well supported by refreshing acidity, making it immediately appealing."
The winery writes "Flavours and aromas of strawberries and cream, red currant and summer fruits gently compliment the natural zingy freshness. This is balanced by a small amount of retained sweetness."