Here’s a fresh new rosé named after winemaker Jenny Dobson’s aunt Patsy. It’s made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle in Hawke’s Bay, which makes it a bit of a maverick pink wine style in New Zealand right now where most pinkies are made from 100% Pinot Noir - this country's most widely planted red grape by far.
By way of contrast, this brand spanking new rosé has a drier taste, thanks to the tannin structure that drives wines made from the Cabernet Franc grape. It's also super refreshing as well as a little too easy to enjoy a few glasses of. It's firm finish is due to the tannin which accentuates the dry style and adds grip and structure.
This is a tasty little number, which drinks well on its own but also tastes great with salmon and fresh summer salads. Chill lightly and enjoy.