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  • A dry, elegant & stylish wine with the tastes of summer.
  • Made by the extremely talented, Pinot-loving, Dean Shaw.
  • Handpicked fruit, gently pressed & made with minimal intervention.

Tasting Notes

Colour Salmon Pink
Nose Lifted summer fruit aromatics of red cherry, watermelon and guava, with secondary floral and spice notes.
Palate A lovely supple and elegant dry style of Rose with great depth and style. A persistent and energetic wine with a warm, spicy driven palate, hints of toffee and a soft finish.
Food Pairing Kaffir lime & dill baked rainbow trout.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Pinot Noir makes such a stunning Rosé that each year Nevis Bluff sacrifice some of their grapes to make a fruit driven, summery Rosé. The fruit for this wine was 100% destemmed, left on skins for 4 days and then gently pressed to a tank. The resulting wine is left with approximately 2-4 grams residual sugar for sweetness and balance.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Central Otago
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Nevis Bluff
Nevis Bluff winery has earned its reputation as a 'Pinot specialist' thanks in no small part to the work of Dean Shaw, a vintner of The Central Otago Wine Company.

Using grapes sourced from L'Attitude Vineyard (in a region of the Cromwell basin known as Pisa), Shaw employs a minimal intervention approach to produce a wine that represents its home as truly as possible.

Although many of the vineyards are covered in snow throughout the winter, the long, hot days and cool nights during summer result in a slow ripening process that's ideal for developing intense fruit flavours.

As a result, Nevis Bluff wines typically feature a rich, full bouquet, a deep, fruity sweetness and an intriguing complexity.
Central Otago
Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.

Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental ’ wine growing region.

Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.

Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.


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