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Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rose

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It’s amazing the amount of grape growers that got the winemaking bug and never looked back. Such is the case with Lawson’s Dry Hills, who this year celebrate 20 years in business. Their mantra is the tradition of excellence, a trait that can be found in all of their wines. This Rosé is made with Pinot and is the best thing you could pair with a picnic on a summers day. It’s loaded with strawberry and cherry fruit and delivers a burst of berry refreshment and a clean, crisp finish.

Winemaker's Notes

This Rosé has a bright cherry red hue. The nose has a distinctive strawberry and cream character, whilst the palate is a seductive blend of berry fruits with a hint of almond and blackcurrant leaf. The wine is crisp, elegant and dry with lovely fruit concentration. This wine is produced from low yielding Pinot Noir vines. Picked early in the season to retain the bright fruit characters and the crisp acidity. Delicious strawberry and cream aromas lead to an elegant, dry palate with lovely concentration. Drink this wine chilled, whilst it is young and fresh, enjoying in moderation with a seafood lunch, Paella or a chicken tagine.

The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine were given between twenty four and forty eight hours skin contact to extract both the desired colour and the delicious berry fruit characters that appear in the finished wine. After gentle pressing, the resulting juice was fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve the bright fruit aromatics.

Alcohol: 13%


Reviews and Accolades


Silver Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2014

"From Sauvignon Blanc to Gewürztraminer and all manner of varietals in between, you can be assured of genuine quality at an affordable price from this reliable producer. This Rosé caught my eye for its distinctive strawberry and cream characters, with a mix of almond and blackcurrant leaf and dry smooth finish. Best whilst young and fresh, it's superb with seafood."
The New Zealand Herald - Canvas Magazine -

"Watermelon in colour, this is a concentrated rendition with a little more fruit weight than most others in the line-up. Cherry and berry flavours, together with a herbal twist, are swathed in a fleshy textural cloak. Again, a sweetish entry becomes a dry finish."
4.5 / 5 Stars - Cuisine Magazine - Issue168

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Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rose

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Too many roses are simply an excuse to bulk-up a pinot, making dedicated examples like this all the more impressive. Low yielding, early picked pinot lends a medium pink hue and sweet, generous aromas of ripe strawberries and juicy red cherries. The palate is a refreshing counterpoint, with tangy and lively red fruits, a well-played acid line, good texture and just the right amount of tension on an almost dry finish.
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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Floral, with bright pink/pale red colour, the 2010 vintage of this Marlborough wine is very lively and fruity, with ripe strawberry and plum flavours, crisp and dryish. The 2011 is bright pink, with fresh strawberry and spice flavours, slightly sweet (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp and lively.
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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Lively, pinot noir-based rose, pink/red, floral and fruity, with ripe strawberry and plum flavours, crisp and dry.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Floral, with bright pink/pale red colour, the 2010 vintage of this Marlborough wine is very lively and fruity, with ripe strawberry and plum flavours, crisp and dryish. The 2011 is bright pink, with fresh strawberry and spice flavours, slightly sweet (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp and lively.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The pink/red 2008 vintage of this Marlborough wine is juicy and berryish, with crisp, vibrant, slightly sweet flavours.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The pink/light red 2006 vintage of this Marlborough wine is fresh and lively, with strawberry/ plum flavours and a sliver of sweetness balanced by tangy acidity.
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Bright pink/light red, the 2004 vintage of this Marlborough wine was given a day's skin contact. Fresh, lively and slightly sweet (5. 9 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's a pretty wine with raspberry/plum flavours, crisp and refreshing.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown in Marlborough, the 2001 vintage is full pink/light red in hue, with fragrant,bright cherry/berry characters, fresh, crisp and vibrantly fruity.
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