Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcu Wright / Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.00%  pH: 3.50  RS: 5.4g/L  
TA: 7.4g/L  Brix: 22.1 - 22.4

Produced entirely from low yielding Pinot Noir vines that are picked early in the season to retain the bright fruit characters and crisp acidity. This Rosé combines attractive strawberry and cream aromas, that lead to an elegant, dry palate with lovely concentration.


This wine is made to drink whilst young and fresh, perfect with a light lunch or just by it's self.

Food Match

Cold meats, chicken salad, summer BBQ.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

The bouquet is fresh, firm and intense with aromas of bright raspberry and cherry. A fresh herbal underlay, hints of steel,minerals and confectionary and dry to the taste. Zesty, juicy and luscious flavours of raspberry are enlivened by vibrant and racy acidity. Well concentrated, textured with a very long, dry linear finish.

The Press (Christchurch)

It is hard to make a dry Rosé, but this one has been done with aplomb. A welcoming, bright strawberry colour blinking out of the glass. The strawberry flavour followed through in the bouquet. The palate was crisp, delicate and refreshing. A gentle, dry-style Rosé for the summer ahead with no intrusive bitter or harshness.

Wine Orbit

It's beautifully ripe and perfumed on the nose, displaying red cherry, floral and citrus characters. The palate is juicy and intense with lovely fruit richness, finishing long and refreshing - Just a great drinking Rosé.

Otago Daily Times

GOOD VALUE - A deep pink colour with hints of cherry, strawberry and stone fruit. Weighty in the mouth with a firm, dry finish. Stylish and good with food as well as by itself.

Winestate Magazine

Light red hue, generous with berry and spice flavours. Fresh, vibrant, ripe and smooth.

NZ Listener

Fresh and lively, this bright pink/pale red wine has generous berry and spice flavours, dryish and smooth.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - TROPHY - GOLD MEDAL (under £15 Trophy)

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rosé 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rosé 2010
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rosé 2009
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Rosé 2007
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2014

Sustainable Winegrowing International Wine Competition Trophy Decanter International Trophy

Awarded the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc producer in 2013

Lawson’s Dry Hills is on Alabama Road, Blenheim, Marlborough.

Our cellar door is open daily from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week during the summer, we are closed on all Public Holidays and winter weekends during June/July/August/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

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