Oyster Bay Cuvée Rosé Wine Review
Marlborough, New Zealand
Community Reviews: 13
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
A lovely persistence of tiny bubbles beading along the sides of the glass in this toasty New Zealand sparkling wine. Aromas of citrus spice and strawberry flan. The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. A solid value for a sparkling wine: crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays!
Rosé food pairings: charcuterie plate, tempura shrimp and vegetables, vegetarian quiche.
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This Oyster Bay Cuvée Rosé was reviewed on July 8, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Gwen Barton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Very pretty soft pink Sparkling Rose from Hawkes Bay Region. Aromas of biscuit, strawberry and cherry. Soft berry flavours continue through to the crisp and refreshing finish. Easy to enjoy this wine with shrimp pasta salad on the deck!
|Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A lovely sparkling wine for Sunday brunch or Mother’s Day…
Presentation: A recognizable, clean label
Appearance: Pale salmon
Nose: A medium nose, with notes of strawberry, flowers, honey and nuttiness
Taste: Intense, sharp bubbles that create a luxurious mousse, with elderflower, minerality, and honey
Finish: Long finish with enduring bubbles and elderflower
Overall impression: An enjoyable sparkling wine that would do well for a Sunday brunch or Mother’s Day. Lovely colour and interesting flavours.
|Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Nice, easy-drinking rosé sparkler with grapes sourced from both Marlborough on the South Island and Hawkes Bay on the North Island. Strawberry, cotton candy, green apple and lemon fill the palate, with some tropical fruit on the finish. Delightful!
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Brilliant light copper colour with citrus, biscuit, and field berry notes. Micro bubbles make this refreshing blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir a great complement to any holiday hors d'oeuvres, main courses, or celebratory toasts. Tasted December 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Beautiful light copper gold colour, the nose shows biscuit, field strawberry, and orchard fruit. Lively and refreshing little bubbles leave the palate fresh and looking for the next sip of this lovely NZ sparkling rose. Enjoy with hors d'oeuvres, smoked salmon, seafood pasta, or to toast in the New Year. Tasted November 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Strawberry, rose petals with biscuit notes on the nose. Vibrant and refreshing with ripe strawberry on the finish. Tasted January 15, 2017.
|Wineboy rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This gentle bubbly was lighter aromatically and benefited from being open for a short while before serving. Soft flavours of citrus and tree fruits along with a nutty note that was well balanced with a hidden touch of residual sugar on the late palate.
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Pale salmon hue, tiny bubbles, with strawberry, white peach and a bit of brioche on the nose. Fine mouse, the palate shows a bit of cherry and berry with light toasty notes. This will appeal to those who like a bit of sweetness without all the nutty notes on some traditional method sparkling wines.
Tasted November 2015.
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Pale rose colour, aromas of strawberries, some berry and cherry flavours on the palate. Easy drinking with a bit of sweetness. Try with seafood, oysters or for celebrating.
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
The oyster Bay sparkling cuvée Rose is blush pink with a copper hue. 12% abv and crisp tart off-dry mouthfeel. Aromatics of lemon and lime zest, hint of underripe strawberry. On the palate this wine offers a nutty base with lime zest and almost ripe red delicious apple. This wine has high acidity and great fruit and is well balanced. This is s a great value wine and a sure win for festive celebrations. Enjoy soon.
|Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
This very light salmon coloured sparkling has aromas of ripe rhubarb, raspberry, pink grapefruit and slight herbaceous notes. Small bubbles on the palate with red apple, grapefruit and floral flavours. Pair with salmon and shellfish.
|Sharon Prionas rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful light pink colour. Aromas filled of cantaloupe, toasty vanilla. Crisp, small bubbles feel in the mouth with filled with flavours of lime, rhubarb, strawberry and biscuit. Great to sip on its own or pair with seafood dishes and dessert that has tart fruit. Great value at $22!
(Tasted January 15, 2017)
|From Oyster Bay, this sparkling non-vintage cuvée rosé is the fine and balanced. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine grapes for this New Zealand sparkling wine were sourced from Hawke's Bay and Marlborough respectively. - Community Wine Reviews|
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