There’re a few off-the-beaten-path rosés that caught my eye most most recently.
The first one is “Vin Gris” by Felton Road Wines in Central Otago, New Zealand. The region is the home of kiwi Pinot Noir and this rosé is no exception. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, the red skins are removed after pressing - rather than being left in to macerate - producing the wine of pale salmon colour. This Vin Gris has a lot in common with white wines - it’s very crisp and fresh. In addition, it's full-bodied that rosés only rarely get.
The other one is from my home region, Friuli. Down there, rosés are a real rarity as the region's specialty is whites. That said, Paolo Rodaro - one of our favourite winemakers in the region - started experimenting with sparkling and rosé a few years ago and this year has released his first ones - the result of the hard work he put into it.
His “Rosé Nature” is also made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes and with the same method Champagnes are made from (the so-called Traditional Method), but at much more competitive prices. We were at the release of the first batch a couple of months ago and it was a great pleasure - we definitely recommend!
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