2020 Verano Rose
Based in Upper Moutere on the South Island of New Zealand, Alex Craighead crafts expressive, zero additive wines from 10 different varieties across 4 vineyards (owned and leased). Fruit is dry farmed organically and harvested by hand. ‘Verano’ is a red/white belnd of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Grapes were wild fermented in amphora and stainless, co-fermented in two lots and assembled prior to completion of primary ferment. It glistens in the palate with sparkly red fruits and subtle earthiness, hedged with a delicate acidity that dances atop the tongue. Beaut.