Once again, the good people at Invivo have provided us with a health-conscious option in the form of this pretty Rose. Smells of confected strawberries, tropicals and herbs float out of the glass, whilst the palate is light, fruity and sweet, with friendly acidity and a juicy, soft finish. It's only 9% alcohol, and 30% less calories than other wines, and would be great at a picnic with your mates.
30% less alcohol & 30% less calories than our standard Rosé!
New Zealand's first lower alcohol and fewer calories Rosé, "Invivo belle Rosé is inviting from the outset. The nose is a complex blend of strawberries and citrus fruit that lifts from the glass, while the palate is instantly mouth filling with vibrant tropical fruit and overlying berry. The finish is pleasingly sweet fruit but with great acidity making belle Rosé vibrant and refreshing. Great for all occasions but was made for long sunny lunches alfresco" - Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker.
Reviews and Accolades
"Weighing in at just 9 per cent alcohol and promoted as being lighter in calories, this wine proved surprisingly good for a low alcohol wine. Pale rose pink in the glass with a crisp green herb, strawberry and citrus aroma. The palate delivers gentle sweet tropical fruitiness with a satiny texture. Off-dry with berry fruit acidity and a herbal tang to the finish. Light in style, but delivering flavour, freshness and texture; great for lunch by the pool" Peter Morice & Deborah Walton-Derry - Timaru Herald
"The nose is fresh and gently full of gooseberry and strawberry fruit aromas interwoven with redcurrant, passionfruit and minty notes. Dry to taste, light, refreshing flavours of herbs, gooseberries and passionfruit are supported by crisp and racy acidity. The Sauvignon Blanc component is dominant and shows on the finish, which is lifted by fresh, fermentation esters. This is a light, dry and zesty rosé showing the influence of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend. Match with antipasto and seafood over the next 2 years" Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Light and fruity, this is a friendly wine showing raspberry, floral and citrus characters on the nose. It's juicy and vibrant on the palate with bright acidity, finishing nice and refreshing. Low alcohol makes it very easy on the palate. At its best: now to 2014. $20.00. 9% Screw cap" 83 Points - Wine Orbit
"This Rose is a delicate blend of strawberry and citrus, balanced by a racy acidity that keeps the palate crisp... bring on Summer!" David Campbell - M2 Woman Magazine
"As soon as I see a watermelon dish I dive straight into the Rose, But the great thing about the Invivo Marlborough Belle Rose is that at only 9% alcohol its a whopping 30% less calories than the standard stuff. Plus the soft berry and floral notes and crisp acidity is just magic with the ricotta" Yvonne Lorkin - Dish Magazine