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Looking for a rose with a twist? Sexy Rexy’s waiting...
A rose made from a blend of Syrah and Pinot Gris? Have you come across one before? We hadn’t, which piqued our intrigue just as much as its name. The Syrah gives the wine both its colour and its slight savouriness (which makes it a great food wine!) and the Gris gives its those light, floral flavours we tend to associate with a great Old World rose. The combination of the two, we think, makes this a really interesting drop and something to mill over around the dinner table. Named for the winemaker’s friend Rex its meant to be unique and something a bit different – just like its namesake.
Location: New Zealand
90 Points, 4.5 Stars, Wine Orbit - Charming, and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows watermelon, Gala apple, nectarine and floral characters, leading to a lively palate that is bright and juicy. The wine offers youthful charm and vibrancy, finishing beautifully long and smooth. At it's best: now to 2020.
Sam, originally from Ireland is the fourth generation of his family to breed roses. In 1972 he moved to New Zealand and became a New Zealander. His successes in rose-breeding are unequalled – seven All-American Awards, sixteen Royal National Rose Society Gold Medals, four Golden Roses of the Hague, the list goes on and on… In due course Sam met his kiwi wife to be, Jillian.
Jillian had a small group of very social friends that she brought along with her, you might say this group of kiwis liked to party, and Sam being Irish was always one to also enjoy a social occasion! In due course one of this merry crew, Rex “Sexy Rexy” Hotchin, and Sam really hit it off, they would party until the small hours of the morning!
Sam, as the artisan rose-breeder, would always give a new rose a nickname, so a new pale pink floribunda became Sexy Rexy. In due course when it came to the commercial release of this rose, Sam stuck with the name, Sexy Rexy. Sexy Rexy, the man, was nothing like a dainty pink floribunda, but Rex was very proud that his good mate Sam would name a rose after him. In due course Sexy Rexy, the rose, went on to be a huge success, winning numerous accolades, medals and awards worldwide. Sadly Rex passed away in 1994. As time went by and I was planting some new vineyards I thought that it would be more than appropriate to grow a pale pink rosé. So with Sam’s blessing and just as he would craft a new rose, I would craft a new rosé. We started from the ground up planting varieties which we felt, when blended, would produce a rosé that was unique, like the Sexy Rexy the rose is unique.
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