Mount Michael Rose 2021

  • A stunning Central Otago Rose with a massive cult following.
  • One of the 1st Central Otago Rose's & usually only available from the cellar door.
  • A serious Rose, packed with vibrancy & a full flavour.
  • 1 or more bottles
Add to Wish List
Black Card Get free freight and more when you’re a member of The Black Card Club. Learn More
Need expert help?
Chat with our Cellar Angel team
Call Us
  • Sam Kim
    5 points
  • Cameron Douglas
    93 points
  • Bob Campbell MW
    92 points

Editors notes

One of the first Central Otago Rose's, usually only available from the cellar door, that now has a serious cult following. Hand picked fruit from the cooler Gibbston sub region packed with vibrancy & a full flavour. Bursting with aromatics of strawberry confectionary & full of watermelon & berry fruit flavours.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Floral
    • Red Cherry
  • Palate
    • Mineral
    • Pear
    • Red Fruits

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Spicy

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Sam Kim

    "It's elegantly styled and delicately fragrant on the nose showing watermelon, red apple, grapefruit and floral aromas. The finely focused palate delivers excellent fruit purity combined with creamy texture and vibrant acidity, making it delightfully attractive."
  • Cameron Douglas MS

    "Very enticing bouquet of sweet red flowers, cherry and peach, red apple and sweet Otago air. On the palate - crisp salivating, refreshing and dry. A core of fruit and flowers, reflect the bouquet with a mineralogy and super fine fruit tannin mouthfeel. Delicious, fresh, balanced and well made. Drink from day of purchase and through 2024"
  • Bob Campbell MW


Other vintages

Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.

Current auction

All current auctions for this wine & any different vintages.


New Zealand

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the South Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.

Central Otago

Central Otago, located at the southernmost point of the world where wine grapes are grown, is a remarkable wine-growing region that spans over 4,000 square kilometers on New Zealand’s South Island. This spectacular landscape is surrounded by rugged mountains, glacial lakes, and wide-open valleys, which have earned the region a reputation as one of the most scenic wine destinations in the world.

The region is centered around the bustling tourist hub of Queenstown, which is an ideal base to explore the many world-class wineries and vineyards that dot the countryside. The unique soils in Central Otago are characterized by heavy mineral deposits in silt loams that are unlike any other region in New Zealand, resulting in wines with distinctive flavor profiles and complex structures.

Central Otago is New Zealand's only "continental" wine-growing region, which means it experiences greater diurnal temperature fluctuations than any other region in the country. These large swings between low and high temperatures create ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir, the flagship red varietal of the region. The long, cool, and dry autumn period also plays a significant role in producing some of the world's best Pinot Noirs, which are known for their fragrant aroma, silky texture, and true fruit intensity.

In addition to Pinot Noir, Central Otago is also renowned for its aromatic whites, particularly Riesling, which can be made in styles ranging from bone-dry to very sweet. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay are also produced to a very high standard, reflecting the region's diverse terroir and the skill of its winemakers.

Central Otago's exceptional wines have earned it a place in Jancis Robinson's top five New World wine-producing regions, cementing its status as one of the most exciting and unique wine destinations in the world. With its awe-inspiring natural beauty, welcoming wineries, and world-class wines, Central Otago is a must-visit destination for any wine lover.

Gibbston Valley

Nicknamed the 'Valley of the Vines', Gibbston is the highest and coolest subregion of Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s also home to some of Central Otago’s oldest vines. In this high-altitude area, vineyards typically sit at 320 to 420 metres above sea level on north-facing slopes, wedged between craggy schist mountains and the rugged Kawarau Gorge. The grapes face cold winters; hot, dry summers; and a high diurnal range, resulting in some exceptional wines – primarily from Pinot Noir (70% of plantings), though Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc also grow here. These wines are generally fresh with high, crisp acidity. The Pinot Noirs are made in an earthy, delicate style – a number of which have received awards and an acclaimed worldwide reputation.

About the brand Mount Michael

Founded in 1994 Mount Michael is located in Central Otago and is treasured by all who know it. Initially established as a family business and labour of love the vineyards have expanded, contracted and relocated in the pursuit of stunning fruit; all whilst maintaining the calibre friends of Mount Michael have come to enjoy through the decades.

You May Also Like

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Mount Michael Rose 2021
Your Rating

Never want to miss out? Allow Notifications to hear more from us

Remind me later

Thank you! Please check your email inbox to confirm.

Oops! Notifications are disabled.