Terra Sancta Estate Rose 2021


The only Rosé in New Zealand rated a “Super Classic” by wine writer Michael Cooper, the superb quality of fruit sourced from Terra Sancta’s Felton Road Estate in Bannockburn, Central Otago and intentional winemaking result in an outstanding Rosé. With hallmark bright berry flavours, balance, energy, depth and a dry finish, this is a serious Rosé which is seriously delicious.

"Terra Sancta Rosé at its finest, the nose is highly perfumed with raspberries, strawberries, peach, vanilla, florals and herbes de Provence. The quality of mature vine Pinot Noir from an outstanding vintage shines forth on the palate. Rich and packed full of flavour including wild bramble berries, elderberry, honeysuckle, apricot and fennel seed. Possessing a pillowy weight and hallmark texture from a high proportion of barrel fermentation (60%), this Rosé is both serious and seriously delicious.

The vintage dictated that 60% of the wine was wild fermented in neutral french oak barrels, helping build layers of complexity into a wine of texture, perfume and intensity. The defining characteristic of 2021 was simply the overall quality of the fruit which was outstanding. 2021 is a vintage from which great wine will flow, with this Rosé, evidence of this superb vintage." Winery notes