April 01, 2021

Enjoy some New Zealand wines with your Easter brunch

Planning an Easter brunch and need the perfect wines? We have selected some great New Zealand wines to bring it all together!

2018 Forrest Rosé, Forrest Wines – John, Brigid & Beth Forrest

Our 2018 Forrest Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Malbec. Each small parcel of fruit harvested in the cool of the early morning, crushed/destemmed, then given a brief 4-6 hour cold soak to extract just enough “lipstick red” color. The juice was cold settled and then cool fermented prior to blending and finishing for bottling in July.

Alive on the nose with strawberry, raspberry fruit flavors, and just a hint of dry herbs – sage, thyme, and rosemary. It’s ripe and fruity, yet crisp, refreshing, and dry. Perfect for a warm summer’s day “al fresco” lunch – smoked meats, aged cheeses, crisp salad, and herb focaccia.

Pair with Warm Roast Vegetable Quinoa Salad

2016 Sophie’s Kiss Rosé, Brightwater Vineyards – Gary & Valley Neale

The 2016 Sophie’s Kiss Rosé is a fresh and gorgeous Pinot Noir Rosé that has wonderful aromas of rose petals and summer berries. With just a hint of sweetness, it is beautifully balanced. Fresh strawberries and cream lead into a long luxurious finish. A perfect social wine to enjoy over brunch, or as an afternoon drop by itself.

Pair with Poached Eggs with Potato Rosti & Wilted Spinach

2016 Ceres Composition Pinot Noir, Ceres Wines – James & Matt Dicey

An attractive and engaging bouquet of ripe red berry fruits – raspberry, plum and cherry, this Pinot Noir has plenty of spice and mineral tones, with a wild red rose perfume.

On the palate, the 2016 Ceres Composition Pinot Noir is dry, fruity with flavors that reflect the nose – wild raspberry and plum, moderate toasty oak and oak spice layer, loads of energy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity; youthful.

Pair with Pancakes (Kiwi Style) with Blueberries & Bacon