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Bladen Marlborough Pinot Noir Rose 2016


Bladen Pinot Noir Rose is simply delicious.The salmon pink hue of this wine hints at a fruity nose, which is the case once the bottle is opened and a glass poured. Red fruits like raspberry and strawberry mingle with notes of watermelon, peaches and cream before leading on to a well balanced palate.This is medium bodied with a soft texture and more of those ripe berry flavours, before a long and flavoursome finish.Ideally, this should be drunk now but it can be cellared for a couple of years too. Beautifully complements smoked salmon paté, click here for the recipe.

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Wairau Valley
Vintage: 2016
Colour: Rose
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Soft, well fruited and just off dry.
Drink With: Smoked fish, pates or summer salads.

The grapes were hand picked, de-stemmed and then held in the press for two-to-four hours. After gentle pressing and settling, the clear juice was then racked and cold fermented using selected yeast strains to preserve the varietal fruit flavours. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel. 

Why we like this wine

This delicious rose is a real crowd-pleaser. It shows all of the juicy characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape and is great for drinking with or without food. The sweetness of the fruit makes it so easy drinking and is suitable for just about any palate.

  • A great all rounder
  • Extremely easy drinking
  • Suits the vast majority of palates

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2016

88 points

A delightfully expressed rosé, the fragrant bouquet shows rock-melon, citrus and strawberry characters with a hint of floral lift. The palate is juicy and lively with a hint of sweetness, which is nicely balanced by bright acidity. A crowd-pleasing style showing vibrancy and elegant fruit intensity.