Leftfield Rose Hawkes Bay 2019 – Wine of the Month January 2020

This was my favourite from the recent New Zealand Wine tasting in London. An interesting blend of Pinotage, Arneis and Merlot. It had ripe strawberry and redcurrant fruit, fresh but not too acidic. Drink on its own or with some salmon. This winery also showcased a very good Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson, a nice Albarino from Gisborne and a Marlborough Pinot Noir. I’ll be looking out for their wines.

Since posting this in January, Waitrose have started stocking the rose – it’s well worth £11.99