New from the McBride Sisters Collection is McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé.
This sparkling wine is 90% pinot noir and 10% chardonnay. All the fruit is from vineyards certified sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
The pinot noir was sourced from vineyards sites located in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The largest component is from Kelly’s Creek Vineyard in Spring Creek, located on silt/loam soils in the lower portion of the valley. The remainder is from vineyards located in the Central Wairau Valley, where the soil is much less fertile silt/loams overlying ancient river gravels.
Aromatically this wine possesses floral notes of rose petals, complimented by strawberries and cream, the company reports, and red berries. The red fruits carry through the palate, with cranberry, peach, strawberry and raspberry notes. There is a hint of toasty complexity, and some creamy richness from the lees leading into a dry finish with lingering hints of spice.
The suggested retail price for McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé is $19.99.