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PRIVATE BIN ROSÉ 2016 Hawkes Bay, North Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer VILLA MARIA
Very bright day glo pink colour. Very slightly spicy, ripe plum-apple puree nose with some mineral notes. Fairly dry, medium-light bodied, slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 12.5% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The 2015 (**) was released on April 30, 2016 at $17.95. CSPC 234377
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Phi Dan
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Spicy, Light, Fruity
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Bright pink coral color. Aromas of grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, cherry skins, and bumbleberry with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length wild cherry jam and fertile earth finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pink and cheery alternative to sauvignon blanc. Exceptional. Best Buy. Score - 92 (The Beverage Testing Institute, tastings.com, May 2, 2017) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 19, 2017
Cases bought 391 (12 bottles per case)

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