The grapes for this wine are grown at Lawson's Dry Hills coastal Chaytors Road vineyard at the Wairau Diversion, harvested in early March.
100% Pinot Noir.
The grapes were pressed immediately, settled overnight and then fermented with a special yeast for Rosé from the south of France. This yeast specifically highlights the natural berry fruit characters, contributing to the amazing aromas and flavours that make this wine so attractive.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
The original company vineyard was planted in 1982 by Ross and Barbara Lawson, who launched the Lawson’s Dry Hills label some ten years later, in 1992. Today, the company’s wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, all made from fruit grown in the Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka and Awatere Valleys. These different regions and carefully selected vineyard sites provide varying characteristics derived from the different soils and microclimates, giving many options when it comes to blending to that much-anticipated Lawson’s style.
The dedicated bunch of people that make up the small team at Lawson’s Dry Hills are very ‘hands on’, living and breathing every part of the viticultural and winemaking process.
Mixed platters, cured meats, olives, young cheeses, spicy dishes – pretty much anything and everything!
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans.
In the press
New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 – Gold medal