Pinque Rose
Waiheke Island

Pinque Rose


Tasting Notes

Our Pinque Rose wine is remarkably consistent year on year and the 2019 is no different. Pale salmon in colour with fresh and inviting red berry characters matching a clean, crisp and fresh palate. The 2019 Pinque is a perfect all season aperitif or served as a refreshing taste of summer!

Vineyard & Winemaking

Our classical dry style Rose comes from hillside vineyards surrounding the beautiful Cactus Bay and Owhiti Beach on Waiheke Island along with Merlot and Malbec from Ponui Island. Similar to previous years, we select parcels of Merlot, Malbec and Syrah specifically for the Rose before pressing them gently over 7 hours to produce pure pale juice for cold fermentation in stainless steel. Blended from a number of batches the resulting wine is made up of 54% Merlot, 26% Malbec and 20% Syrah.

Duncan's Notes

Named after the small merchant ships that for centuries have plied their trade along the Mediterranean coast, we present Pinque. A Provençal style Rosé produced from the steep, sun drenched coastal hillsides surrounding Cactus Bay.