Black Cottage Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
This New Zealand rosé is fresh, elegant and eminently drinkable. On the nose, it delivers notes of cranberry, melon and sea breeze aromas with undertones of raspberries and subtle liquorice, mirrored on the palate. The finish is clean and dry with a lick of salt. Its delicate flavours make this bright, sophisticated wine a delightful aperitif to sip in the sunshine but it also works well with seafood, particularly shellfish.
As a family run winery, sustainability is at the core of the Black Cottage ethos – they focus on sustainable, small-batch winemaking and are part of the Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand programme.
David Clouston – founder of the Black Cottage Winery – worked for a number of years at wineries in the USA, France, Spain and Chile before returning to his native Marlborough. He now lives in a wooden cottage in the Wairau Valley that is painted black, after which the winery is named. At the end of 2019 Black Cottage implemented lightweight bottles, designed to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation and from 2020 vintage, most wines are vegan friendly.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from Wairau and Awatere valleys giving a sophisticated, elegant style with mineral notes, fresh acidity and tropical fruit.