13 February 2018
5 Fabulous Rosés
After much swirling, sipping, and reflecting, Megan Kopke (aka Megs) from MoreVino has compiled our official guide to seeking out a fabulous bottle of pink because as we all know, Rosé time of year is the best time of year.
A super tasty, full flavoured Rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s complex and flavoursome. Bright and vibrant - the palate is full of sweet wild strawberries, red currant and a hint of savoury spice. Some barrel fermentation has added richness and textural complexity to the palate, making it the perfect food Rosé. Talisman Wines is a small family run vineyard based in the Geographe Wine Region of Western Australia. The stunning 9ha vineyard, at the highest point of the Ferguson Valley, is also the most elevated vineyard in the Geographe region. Won the trophy for best Rosé at the recent Geographe Wine Show.
Lovely perfume of strawberries and rose petals. Vibrant palate packed full of fresh red berries, crunchy red apples and an underlying lime acidity that finishes clean and dry. (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Shiraz). The Barton Jones vineyard is a beautiful little vineyard on the edge of the state forest just out of Donnybrook. The vines were planted in 1978 and are amongst the oldest in the region. The striking eco-friendly straw bale cellar door was 3 years in the making and well worth a visit.
Delicate in colour but full of flavour. Aromas of red berry fruits and citrus blossom. An array of flavours glide delicately across the palate - strawberries, roses, spice and a some savoury notes on the finish. It’s deliciously dry with a refreshing crunchy acidity. Located on the banks of the Capel River, the boutique Kellivale vineyard is planted with many exciting alternative varieties including Nebbiolo which is used to make this stunning Rosé.
Our second favourite part of summer - it’s also crab season! Scoop up a Blue Manna from the Leschenault Estuary and match with a bottle of Mazza 2016 Bastardo.
The K Rosé, made from 100% Tempranillo is juicy and delicious! Lots of fresh red berry and cherry blossom aromas with plenty of flavour on the palate. Strawberries, raspberries and blood orange carry through to a zesty, mouthwatering finish. Established by in 1997 by Phil and Mary Smith, the picturesque St Aidans vineyard, cellar door and restaurant is nestled amongst the hills of the Ferguson Valley in the heart of the Geographe wine region.
Vibrant and fragrant with aromas of fresh raspberry and strawberry fruits, dried herbs and a subtle citrus lift. The palate is impeccably balanced. So much flavour – fresh strawberries, cranberries, citrus and spice - bright crunchy acidity, a feather touch of tannin and texture on the finish. There is weight and creaminess but the lively acidity zips everything along to an ultra-long, ultra-refreshing finish. Bastardo is a Portuguese variety (with French origins) used primarily in the production of port. The low colour in the berries skins make it ideal for Rosé. Anne and David Mazza have created something truly unique. Their stunning Preston Valley vineyard doesn’t have any of the classic French varieties that are found in most Australian vineyards. The Mazza vineyard is planted with only Spanish and Portuguese varieties. Four glorious hectares of Tinta Cão, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Sousão and Bastardo.