A wise man once said “find the best vineyard sites you can because you can’t out perform your vineyards.” So they found the Sancta vineyard on the now world famous Felton Road in Bannockburn and set up shop.
Terra Sancta. It means sacred earth, holy land and there’s definitely something pretty bloody special about this little corner of the wine world. It’s home to the first vines planted in Bannockburn. And the firsts don’t stop there, these guys can also claim to be the first producer of a wine based Botanical Aperitivo in NZ, the first to plant the Lagrien variety, the first super premium Rosé and the first Rosé producer to make Michael Cooper’s “Super Classic” list.
This the Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir Rose from the 2023 vintage. Quite frankly, this is up there with the most delicious Rosés we’ve wrapped our lips around from the current vintage! Pale pink in colour this is bursting with bright berry fruit flavours and finishes gorgeously dry.
And she’s no flash in the pan either – this absolute beauty is the only New Zealand Rosé to make Michael Cooper’s Super Classic list – a list of NZ wines to have achieved “Excellence” in at least five vintages.
As Cooper puts it nicely – “From one vintage to the next, this is one of the country’s leading rosés.”