2018 Tatty Bogler Rose
WAITAKI VALLEY - NORTH OTAGO
Otago’s early Scottish settlers used scarecrows or “tattyboglers” as they called them, to protect their precious crops from the hungry and unfamiliar New Zealand birdlife. Today, that success is celebrated in the raffish image of our own Tattybogler, whose spirit still guards the vineyards of the region.
Cocooned by mountains on all sides, the Waitaki Valley wine-growing region lies 40km inland from the Pacific Ocean on the southern flanks of the Waitaki River. Our warm north west sloping vineyard consists of ancient white limestone soils, inter-layered with river gravels, allowing grapes to truly ripen in this southerly latitude.
Alluring soft pink colour in the glass; this delightful Rosé is alive on the nose with red cherry and strawberry aromas, while the palate reveals seductive summer fruit flavours and a dry chalky finish.