What to buy for Valentine's Day

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Drink pink was the slogan for the relaunch of one of the world's most popular pink wines back in the 1990s and it was a campaign for one brand (Mateus Rosé) that somehow became part of the global movement that has seen pink wine soar in popularity.

Rosé is delicious year round, filling the gap between fresh whites and full bodied reds, but pinkies definitely come into their own on Valentine's Day. 

Here is a round up of a selection of our faves.

Top pink drops - buy in store or online on links below...

2020 Wooing Tree Tickled Pink RRP $39.99
Half bottle, 375ml

If a wine called tickled pink doesn't say Valentine's Day, what does? This little half bottle of sweet pink deliciousness is made from Pinot Noir grapes given a light pressing and fermented to retain natural grape sugars for sweetness; it tastes luscious and full. 

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Matahiwi Rosé Brut RRP $19.99

Our best value pink bubbly in store? Definitely a contender; made from Pinot Noir grapes from the Northern Wairarapa at Matahiwi Estate vineyards. Free run juice was used to make this dry, flavoursome sparkling wine which tastes dry and rocks a raspberry-meets-strawberry taste. Delish.

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Gatinois Rosé Brut RRP $96.99

One of the great grower champagnes at Regional Wines and a bubbly that is made entirely from Pinot Noir grown by a father-son winemaking team in the Champagne region. It tastes of cherries and spice and is dry at 6 grams per litre residual sugar. 

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2022 Two Rivers Rosé RRP $24.99

Evocatively named after the two rivers running through Marlborough; the Wairau and the Awatere, whose banks are flanked with grapes, including those that made their way into this dry pinkie with its fresh summer berry flavours and lingering finish...

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2021 Main Divide Rosé RRP $18.99

Lovely drink pinkie from North Canterbury with crisp dry flavours and a pale colour. Part of the exceptional Pegasus Bay wine stable and named after the Main Divide; the great dividing range that separates the East and West Coasts of the South Island via the Southern Alps.

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