From a dry pinot noir to a sweet white zinfandel, Aussie Rose is extremely diverse and adaptable enough to suit just about any occasion.
As spring is back in the air and the days are getting longer, there has never been a better time to drink pink!
The Wine Pig sends a big congratulations to all the winemakers and their wines that made our ‘top favorites’ list.
For the Rose wine lover in all of us.
TarraWarra Estate, Yarra Valley – 2015 Pinot Noir Rose
TarraWarra Estate’s beautiful blush Pinot Noir Rose is one of our favorite go-to’s. It’s deliciously fresh, dry and packed full of succulent strawberry notes. It’s definitely worth stocking up your fridge with this beauty in time for the warmer evenings!
Mount Pleasant Estate, Hunter Valley – 2015 ‘Singing in the Rain’ Rose
Picked early, specifically to make a rose, rather than using the juice that has been run off reds as an afterthought, gives this wine a huge amount of its character. The Shiraz-based wine is pale salmon pink in colour has earthy and slightly floral undertones but with a powerfully juicy red berry finish. Delicious!
James Estate, Hunter Valley – 2014 Reserve Ben Braggie Vineyard Rose
Using perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc, James Estate ran the juice straight out of the skins to ensure they made a light, fresh style of Rose. And wow, did it work! It’s dry and fresh but beautifully balanced with lashings of notes which scream strawberries and cream. Definitely get this one on your shopping list!
Mr Mick, Clare Valley – 2016 Rose
Made from Sangiovese grapes, Mr Mick’s latest Rose is impressively fresh and delicious with lots of fruit – apple, raspberry and red cherry – to make a bright and cleansing wine with a dry finish. It’s dangerously drinkable and perfect for any occasion, with or without food!
Spinifex, Barossa Valley – 2015 Rose
Made from Grenache (52%), Cinsault (30 %), Mataro (14%) and Ugni blanc (4%), this pink wine is much more fragrant and fleshy. It’s super dry and savory with a oaky hint, making it stand out from all the rest. Anyone who doesn’t believe that Australia can produce a good Rose needs to drink a glass of this ASAP!