The Gibbston valley in central Otago was once arid farmland home to merino sheep and long ago gold miners. It is now a thriving community of vineyards and wineries dedicated to growing the quality grapes that make of New Zealand's finest pinot noir and Hawkshead Wine are one of them. Hawkshead is one of Gibbston's smallest boutique vineyards.
Balance is the key attribute you should look for when searching for a central Otago pinot rosé. Here, we believe, is the perfect equilibrium of fad and substance, the delicate difference between fun and frivolous.
This sunshine-y drop awakens delightful memories of summer fragrances. Masses of flowering briar roses on the sun-dried hills, the scent of ripe wild strawberries, red cherries and an intriguing hint of red currants will awaken the nose and delight the spirit.
A slightly decadent enjoyable wine. Rosé the day away.