2021 A Thousand Gods Love Letters Rosé15123
WINEMAKER: Simon & Lauren Sharpe
REGION: Marlborough, NZ
VARIETY: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc
Light red/structured rosé inspired by the avant-garde wines of Tavel and the Gard (South-East France). Big lifted aromatics of strawberry jam, glacé cherry, kirsch, hibiscus and rooibos with super juicy fruit and mouth-watering acidity on the palate. A smattering of Christmas spice and herbs de provence garrigue notes make this one of the most unique and delicious rosé wines in Aotearoa.
After spending a decade making wine in the Cahors region of South-West France, as well as collectively working forty plus vintages across nine different countries; Simon and Lauren have returned back to New Zealand to make wine under their own label ‘A Thousand Gods’. Their aim is to make wines they can call their own, both representative of site, yet in their own way, surprisingly unique. Working closely with their biodynamic grower in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough, meticulously farmed grapes are hand-picked and undergo wild fermentation. No additions, fining or filtration processes are used. Instead, thoughtful guidance into becoming wines that are generous and approachable, yet also complex and cellar-worthy.