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In case you missed the memo, rosé is having a moment. The popularity of Australian rosé has been increasing in recent years and with good reason. Rosé makes an excellent accompaniment to a variety of foods but is also easy to drink without food. A chilled glass of rosé is refreshingly light making it well suited to the summer months. It is also a relatively inexpensive wine so great for a barbecue or summer party.
To make most rosé wine, red grapes are lightly crushed and left to macerate with their red skins for a little while (anywhere from a few hours to a few days), after which the juice is strained out and fermented in tanks. The longer the juice is left on skins, the deeper the colour of the wine.
Rosé isn’t from a specific grape or region; it’s just a genre of wine, like red or white. Until recently, most good rosé was produced in Europe; France, Spain and Italy being the largest producers but production elsewhere is on the increase and the USA, Chile and Australia are now producing some excellent alternatives.
As luck would have it, a number of our Ultimate Winery Experiences members are producing some of the finest Australian rosé and to save you some time, we’ve gathered them all in one place.
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Audrey Series 2015 Rosé
Fresh red berries, rock candy and exotic cinnamon spice with a lean, crisp finish.
Stephanie the Gnome with Rosé Tinted Glasses Shiraz Sangiovese 2015
Bubble-gum, raspberry and plummy notes are matched with shades of herb. Light to medium bodied.
La Bohème Act Two Dry Pinot Rosé 2015
A creamy brioche-like aroma, classic strawberry, hints of marzipan, gently aromatic. On the palate, dry, textural with some grip, moorish.
Fresh, cool and vibrant, this wine is salmon pink in colour with delicious aromas of tropical fruits and red berries. The palate is fruity and fresh with a rounded clean finish.
Classic Shiraz Rosé
Lifted aromas of strawberries and raspberries. Sweet and crisp on the palate with luscious cherry and strawberry flavours.
Pennon Hill Rosé
A food-friendly Rosé, made for immediate enjoyment. A spicy and leafy lift with strawberry and kirsch in support. The palate is soft and approachable with juicy redcurrant and florals.
2015 Cabernet Rosé
Dry and savoury characters and delicious red berry fruits of this release simply demand an equally pink lamb chop off the barbecue. Appealingly light and decidedly refreshing.
2015 Project Shiraz Rosé
Lifted aromas of cherry blossom. A vibrant wine displaying fresh cherry fruit with a fine acid core and a hint of sweetness to finish.