With summer approaching fast, pink hued wines suddenly become very popular and this Yealands Blush from New Zealand is a lovely example of a delicately flavoured taste of summer.
Made with a base of Sovee Bee from Marlborough with a splash of Merlot added from the Hawkes Bay region. The addition of the Merlot is very subtle giving it a salmon like colour still tasting very much like a typical Sovee but with a twist.
Yealands Blush 2019
Lovers of Sovee will probably enjoy this as it tastes pretty much what you would expect it to, bright citrus fruits including grapefruit and lemons along with a grassiness but it’s the addition of a splash of Merlot that softens that hit of bold acidity you find in a lot of NZ sovee’s and adds a little red fruit flavour.
So in essence this is still a Sovee ‘but not as we know it Jim’ but still very enjoyable chilled on a hot sunny day, lovers of Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé will no doubt find this interesting as I did.
My wife and I drank this with a seafood pasta and it paired perfectly but I’d be quite happy to sip this on its own especially sitting in the sunshine.
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