Subscribe for 33¢ / day
Wine Matua

A fine rosé should not be confused with the indistinguishable pink sweet stuff called white zinfandel. The folks at New Zealand’s Matua winery — which made the country’s first sauvignon blanc in 1974 — know the difference.

This rosé — the winery’s second vintage — comes from the Marlborough region and was made in small batches with different yeasts. The wine is blended back together and some batches are allowed to be aged on the lees — the dead yeast cells — which adds additional flavor and complexity.

The pour is delicate, crisp and light — a fun reminder that it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere.

Sherry: “A dry and tart citrus lime flavor with cranberry and strawberry.” (3.25 stars out of 5)

Chris: “A strawberry nose and taste with a hint of orange.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $11 to $14.

Coming next week: Barbed Wire Red Blend


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thanks for reading. Subscribe or log in to continue.