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Patsy 2023

Patsy 2023


Cabernet Franc Rose. Celebrate life with Patsy.


Summer in a glass. Vibrant, dry and texturally rich.


Food Match: Almost everything, particularly good fresh goats cheese or gently spiced dishes.

  • About Patsy

    Dedicated to Patsy, my favourite aunt; joyous, and vibrant with a sense of mischief and a determination to make the most out of life. This Rosé is a tribute to her.

    Stepping away from the traditional handling of Cabernet Franc, I have made a Rosé by whole bunch pressing, handpicked Cabernet Franc grown on the Lesley's vineyard in Hawkes Bay’s Red Triangle.

    ​The pale juice was fermented to give a vibrant, dry, texturally rich Rosé with lingering flavours and aromas of red plums, greengage and dried herbs de Provence.

    ​Celebrate with Patsy, and enjoy the moment.

  • Winegrowing

    The Cabernet Franc is grown following sustainable practices on the Lesley’s vineyard in the Red Triangle growing district of Hawkes Bay. I hand pick and whole bunch press the grapes to minimise the colour pick up, then ferment the pale juice until dry. I leave the new wine on lees for several weeks to gain weight and texture before racking and bottling in late winter.

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