Most often brimming with fruit forward aromas, a light body and refreshing crisp finish, Rosé is one of our favourite drops and paying homage to it sounds like the ideal way to brighten a cold winters day.
While the date is widely debated, this Saturday will see vinofiles raising a glass of pink to celebrate International Rosé Day, worshipping the humble drop.
Here are some of our all-time favourite Aussie Rosé’s that we will be sipping on this weekend.
Terindah Estate Rosé 2019 – RRP $32
The delicate rose petal hues set the tone for this multi-award winning 100% Pinot Noir Rosé. The nose is floral and exhibiting velvety notes of candied berries and spring blossom alongside apricot and fresh watermelon. On the palate, this Rosé opens up on a bright upfront acidity with elegant notes of honeysuckle and freshly picked strawberries. A refreshing acidity settles mid-palate which leads towards a refreshing yet creamy finish. In short, sweet, light and delicious.
You can order direct from the local winery here.
BAIE Wine Rosé 2019 – RRP $25
Savour rose petal, strawberry and a touch of Turkish delight with a dry and savoury finish. Delicately balanced, this carefully structured Rosé is a perfect match with Vietnamese flavours. This is definitely a Rose’ lovers go-to wine and it’s local so that’s a win!
Shop the wine via their website.
Swan Bay Rose 2019 – RRP $25
Bright and fresh with sweet raspberry and plum fruits, this Pinot Noir Rosé has a savoury backbone and a crisp dry finish. Based on the Bellarine Peninsula, Scotchmans Hill uses Pinot Noir grapes, a varietal that the region naturally favours. Taking a more specific approach to rosé winemaking, Scotchmans Hill select fruit with pale and dry qualities and using a wild fermentation technique that is continued in a 100% barrel ferment in 5 year old French Oak. Delicious!
Find out more here.
Patrick of Coonawarra P-Series Rosé – RRP $19
From the Limestone Coast in South Australia, the P-Series Rosé exhibits the essence of the modern Australian rosé. This creamy style of rosé embodies floral aromas and berry fruit flavours, leaving you with a vibrantly coloured wine to sit back and enjoy. Being dry in sugar but having enough fruit sweetness and weight to be interesting and refreshing, it’s one that winemaker , Luke Tocaciu likes to drink on a Sunday afternoon.
Check it out here.
Edenvale Rosé – RRP $9.98
This alcohol-removed option is a delicate Australian Rosé distinguished by its youthful ‘rosé’ colour, delicious berry fruit flavours, and an aroma of rose petals, redcurrant and berries. A non-intoxicating drop that is a brilliant alternative for those who love a glass of their favourite wine without the effects of alcohol.
Explore it further here.
Rochford Wines Estate Rosé – RRP $30
Delicate aromas of reship, pomegranate and floral potpourri play with an undertone of tossed red fruit compote. A dry, fine evolution of the palate is defined by a lean and crisp acidity, containing flavours of strawberry, red currents and watermelon.
You can buy it direct here.
Rochford Wines Single Vineyard Sparkling Rosé – RRP $44
Elegant, textural and completely dry, with a creamy, faintly confectionary scent of raspberries, strawberries and citrus oil. Driving long and full down the palate, its intense, but gentle core of bright small berry/cherry flavour overlies a crunchy, chalky spine before culminating in a vivacious and refreshing finish without any austerity.
Visit the website here.
Hot tip: Rose is a great food wine when paired with lighter Asian and seafood inspired dishes.