2018 Blush

Summer berry flavours. Vibrant with a lingering finish.



Regular Price $18.00 Kaimira Club Price $16.20


We have sold out of the 2018 Brightside Blush. 2019 vintage will be available soon.

This certified organic wine is vibrant and refreshing with summer berry flavours of strawberry and raspberry and a crisp lingering finish.

Perfect with white meats, grilled fish and Asian flavours.

Additional information


"This is a light-pink, very attractive Nelson wine. Freshly scented, it is full-bodied and lively, with strawberry, watermelon and peach flavours, showing excellent delicacy and vibrancy and a dry finish."
4 Stars, Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, January 2019

"Youthful and brightly expressed, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows raspberry, cranberry, crunchy apple and lemon peel characters. The palate is equally delightful, displaying juicy fruit intensity and vibrant mouthfeel backed by crisp acidity, leading to a lengthy mouth-watering finish. At its best: now to 2020." 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2018

Winemaking notes

Hand crafted using the European tradition of blending both red and white wines to create an aromatic, fruity Blush wine.
Dedicated blocks of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Merlot were leaf plucked early in the season to expose the grapes to the sun and promote ripe fruit flavours.
Both the Pinot Gris and the Riesling components were harvested on 29 March 2018, destemmed and not crushed. The berries were gently pressed and allowed to settle for 2 days. The clear juice was racked and combined for fermentation in stainless steel with specialist yeasts designed to promote expressive aromas and rich mouth feel.
The addition of a judicious amount of Merlot to the white blend provides summer red fruit flavours, attractive watermelon-like colour and a subtle tannin focus.
After light fining, the wine was bottled on 2 August 2018.

Wine analysis

Residual sugar 4.5 g/l
pH 3.32
Titratable acidity 6.7
Alcohol 13.5%

Kaimira Range

Brightside Range