About Rosé Wine from New Zealand

About Rosé Wine from New Zealand
The New Zealand wine industry has complete changed over the past thirty years. What was once a sleepy cottage industry has now become a modern business, with producers crafting remarkable wines form a few superior districts. Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough district, situated at the northern end of the South Island, instantly became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1990s. The typical examples offers ripe gooseberry and line aromas, assertive herbal favors and a rich finish with tangy acidity. Not only did Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the viticultural map, today, it is recognized as one of the iconic wine styles anywhere on the planet. This success has led to other varieties being planted in specific territories in the country, such as Pinot Noir in Central Otago and Martinborough (as well as Marlborough), red Bordeaux varieties in Hawke's Bay, and several other cultivars. Today New Zealand ranks fourteenth in wine production in the world and has gained new respect as well as sales in many export countries.

Top Picks for New Zealand

Rosé Wine

Waipapa Bay 2019 Rosé Canterbury
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale coral orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe peach and underripe cherry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of lime-spritzed pineapple and mango with no oak flavor. A vibrant, fruity, clean Rosé perfect for all seasons.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $14 Best Buy
Sea Salt 2020 Rosé East Coast
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Fresh aromas and flavors of green gooseberry, green bell pepper, and green mango with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying notes of ripe strawberry and cucumber-melon cooler. A bright, somewhat green Rosé with a bit of sparkling lift; a festive and bubbly quaffer.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019 Rosé Canterbury
85 points
$14
Steely amber color. Aromas and flavors of cherry yogurt and heirloom apple with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, quick finish revealing notes of lemon tart with cherry glaze. A dry and crisp Rosé for simple summer pairings.