Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Everything's Coming Up Rosé

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 Wilkinson

Audrey Series 2015 Rosé

Fresh red berries, rock candy and exotic cinnamon spice with a lean, crisp finish.

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d’Arenberg

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.

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley

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.

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Fowles Wine

2015 Rosé

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.

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Jacob’s Creek

Classic Shiraz Rosé

Lifted aromas of strawberries and raspberries. Sweet and crisp on the palate with luscious cherry and strawberry flavours.

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Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

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.

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Tahbilk

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.

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Voyager Estate

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.

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