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2017 Big Sky Martinborough Rose

2017 Big Sky Martinborough Rose

91 Points Richard Caro
2017 Big Sky Martinborough Rose
91 Points Richard Caro

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A bright and appetising Rose from boutique Martinborough producer, Big Sky. Their quality vineyard on the high and dry gravels of Martinbough's Te Muna Road produce beautifully ripe fruit, lending itself to the juicy "strawberries and cream" style. Generous yet fresh and clean on the finish, this is a delicious and effortless aperitif.

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$21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Big Sky Wines is the Te Muna Road Martinborough wine venture of Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban who returned to New Zealand from France in 2005 to make world class, hand-crafted wines that express their origins. Katherine studied and worked in viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand and France, doing vintages in Bordeaux. Jeremy is a fourth generation winemaker, a scion of the famous Corban family. Katherine and Jeremy are part of the fabric of the Te Muna Road district, with well-known neighbours Craggy Range, The Escarpment Vineyard, Te Hera and Julicher Estate around them. Katherine and Jeremy took over a site established by Ian Campbell, with 1.8 ha of Sauvignon Blanc and clone 10/5 Pinot Noir planted in 1989, and 4.2 ha of clone 115 Pinot Noir planted in 1999. They have revitalised the vineyard and personally tend the vineyard. The first crops were sold as contract fruit, but from 2013, their own label ‘Big Sky’ became the main focus, taking 80% of the yield, a reversal of the past.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2017 vintage

"This is serious rosé, and a great summertime wine. 100% pinot noir, 24 hours on skins, barrel fermented, with part malo. Strawberry and cherry characters, with a biscuity creaminess and weighty mouthfeel. Delightful and delicious."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Rosé

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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