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Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Rosé 2019

Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Rosé2019

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Poised with fresh herb aromas, orange blossom & mandarin. Zesty palate exudes fresh strawberries, tangelo and delivers a clean, dry finish.

Why we love it: 

 Long summer day drink.

Drink with: 

Chicken caesar salad.

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Tech

Sub-Region
Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley
Vintage
2019
Blend Info.
Rosé
Alcohol by Vol.
12.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
7 - 12 degrees
Closure
Screw cap

Producer

Two Rivers

Established in 2004, ‘Two Rivers’ has fast become a legend in Marlborough for creating incredible definitive wines that truly reflect the best the region has to offer. Established by winemaker David Clouston, he spent his youth growing up in the Wairau and Awatere River valleys where his family had farmed for 25 years. After an extensive career making wine all across the world, he felt it was time to return to his home in New Zealand and make his mark on the kiwi wine industry. His talent, experience and enthusiasm is the driving force behind ‘Two Rivers’.

The name “Two Rivers” come from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys. These stunning rivers are what David would overlook in his childhood growing up, and is what became the inspiration behind the wines he has created. Their mission is to harness Marlborough’s incredible fruit flavours and produce wines of an elegant standard that truly embody the site and what they can do. The grapes are grown between three different sites across Marlborough’s two main valleys. 

Our sole and favourite wine from ‘Two Rivers’ is the ‘Isle of Beauty Rose’, this wine is distinctive, dry, vibrant and full of fruit intensity. The salmon colour is something ‘Two Rivers’ are best known for. The name comes from David’s past where he spent three vintages on the French island of Corsica. There he became passionate about producing Rosé and as a tribute to the place he fell so in love with, he named the Isle of Beauty after it. 

To find out more about Two Rivers, visit their website here.

Region

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest and most famed wine region. Early successes with the Sauvignon Blanc varietal rang far and wide, landing NZ on the international wine map. With vintners interest in varied terroir and varieties escalating the recognition of the region globally adding fuel to the fire. Soon enough winemakers took to the cooler sub-regions of Southern Valley’s and Awatere. Back in the 1980s as an understanding of the regions potential slowly unfurled, farmers and foresters alike made the switch to viticulture and the industry blossomed.

Resting to the east at the tip of the South Island, Marlboroughs enjoys long drawn out daylight hours, coupled with a clear, cool atmosphere at night. This union results in a long, leisurely ripening period, greatly contributing to the grapes intensified flavours while the chill of the night retains the acidity levels.

Consisting of the three sub-regions; Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and the Southern Valley’s. Marlborough has a diversified range of terroirs, allowing for impressive variation in style, minerality, and flavour. As the name suggests, the Southern Valleys sit south of the Wairau Valleys and houses the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morven and Waihopai valleys - Marlborough's original sites. The southern location of these valleys and the soils relatively heavier clay content is a key factor in the regions ability to produce such a diverse range of wines.

Enjoying the slightly warmer north of the region, the Wairau Valleys sit more inland and benefit from the Wairau River running through, decreasing the need and frequency of irrigation. With each of the sites here having varying soil profiles consisting of alluvial gravel, wind borne loess and greywacke. Each vineyard will produce a unique wine, with flavour inherited from its unique soil composition. Although it must be noted, no matter how far a style strays, the rich fruit intensity that’s a hallmark of the region can always be found.

Close to the Coast lies Awatere, arguably Marlborough's most distinctive sub-region. The windier and cool location means the vines have a lower yield, meaning the wines produced have an incredibly distinctive character as each abstraction and variation isn’t diluted. The Herbaceous and flinty minerality truly reflect the sub-regions unique Terroir, while the good aromatics one can find stem from a decrease in the vigour of the vines.

As New Zealand’s largest wine region, housing around 77% of the countries vines and producing over 75% of the Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has an upward trajectory and an exciting future.