CHERRY, STRAWBERRY & RED MELON! 93/100
Nga Waka was established by the Parkinson family in Martinborough in 1988 and remains family operated to this day.
The Parkinsons adhere to the French concept of 'terroir'; the idea that wine expresses its particular site, it reflects a sense of place. The name Nga Waka was chosen to reflect the family's sense of place. The name is taken from Nga Waka A Kupe (The Canoes of Kupe), the three hills, which lie like upturned canoes, forming a backdrop for the town of Martinborough.
Producing food-friendly wines that are built to last, emphasizing structure, texture and balance. Nga Waka wines are bone dry and derive richness and concentration from low crops and optimal sunlight interception by the leaves and grapes. The vineyards are all accredited to Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, reflecting the importance Nga Waka attach to sustainable management practices and preserving the land for future generations.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this 2020 Rose is delicious! Scents of fresh red cherry, sweet strawberry, red melon and red apple skin prevail. There’s a mineral layer adding complexity and intrigue. On the palate - a silky texture precedes flavours of red berry and cherry flavours, contrasted by a crispness and refreshing acidity.
Balanced and well made with fine tannins and lovely mouthfeel. Outstanding Martinborough Rose!
90/100 - Bob Campbell (Master of Wine)
93/100 - Cameron Douglas (Master Sommelier)
91/100 - Candice Chow (Wine Chat)
4.5 Stars - Michael Coop (Coopers Buyers Guide)