No balmy Wednesday evening is complete without a glass of crisp rose-tinted vino, especially a classic Central Otago rosé with soft notes of strawberries and peaches that bring back the sights, sounds and smells of summer with just one sip.

Allan Scott Family Winemakers is proud to introduce a blushing wine from its Cromwell vineyard: say hello to the brand-new Scott Base Rosé.

Rosé is the fastest growing wine segment in New Zealand for a reason, and this beautifully pink-hued drop is set to take over BBQs, picnics and lazy summer lunches across the country with its delicate structure, met on the palate with a touch of acidity and a refreshing finish.

Ideal as a five o’clock aperitif or served alongside a warm berry pudding, seafood platter or creamy Havarti, Scott Base Rosé pairs beautifully with both sweet and savoury dishes.
“Scott Base Rosé brings out the best in all of our sumptuous summer dishes on the holiday table, from delicious grilled vegetables right off the BBQ to freshly cut sweet strawberries. It’s extremely versatile,” explains lead wine maker Josh Scott (noting Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, agrees – having recently awarded Scott Base Rosé a silver medal).

“Finely balancing between white and red, rosé is more than a delicious wine to share with friends and family. It’s a celebration, a memory, a feeling – it’s a state of mind. We’re thrilled to launch the first rosé from our Central Otago vineyard, which is known for producing some stunning reds. It’s fair to say this pinot rosé is not only made with love, but is a reflection of some of the best grapes in New Zealand.”

The Scott family has always had a soft spot for this special vineyard, which was dubbed Scott Base after numerous holidays and special occasions spent in the Otago region. With such an obvious link to Sir Ed’s legacy, the family wanted to give something back, and since 2008 has donated five percent of all sales of their premium Scott Base wine range to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The first drop of Scott Base Rosé is on sale now online, at the cellar door and from fine wine retailers across the country – be in quick to stock the home, car, chilly bin, bach or crib in time for National Rosé Day (February 5th)!

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