Askerne Hawke’s Bay Rose 2017  4 Stars

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Rose 2017  4 Stars

Bright, peach-pink colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full with good depth of savoury yellow stonefruits along with quince and cranberry notes and red florals, with suggestions of thirst-quenching minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has bright and vibrant flavours of savoury stonefruits and quince, with cranberries and mineral elements. The fruit has sweetness and juiciness, and the palate flows with good acidity and liveliness along a soft line, leading to a dry finish. This is a dry, savoury stonefruit and quince flavoured Rose, with a fresh, mouthwatering palate. Match with canapes and antipasto over the next 2 years. A blend of 47.5% of tank-fermented Syrah and 47.5% Pinot Noir indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak, with 5% saigneed Cabernet Franc, at 13.0% alc. and 5 g/L RS. RRP $22.90