It’s not just the grinding winds from the west or the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku, the towering peak that looms over Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It’s not just the deep, rocky soils formed millions of years ago by relentless glaciers that molded the landscape. It’s not just the arid climate marked by sundrenched days and cold nights. It’s the combination of all those things together that shape the inimitable character, flavors and textures of Vavasour wines.Our 2017 Rosé is made from a mix of premium clone Pinot Noir. The fruit was harvested during the chilly evening hours and brought into the winery for immediate pressing before being transferred to stainless steel tanks. Cool fermentation retained the fresh fruit characters you can now taste in the wine.