Rosé's to Remember

Peterson House

2015 Brut Rosé – RRP $29

Peterson House are a recognised specialist producer of sparkling wines in the Hunter Valley. Their aim is to produce a wine for all tastes and occasions.

TASTING This wine has a Salmon hue from the addition of a red wine liqueur. The aroma abounds with strawberry fruit characters and fresh citrus. The aroma is lively, fruity and has a hint of roasted nuts. This crisp, dry style Rosé has subtle berry sweetness up front but this blends with some citrus notes. The mid palate has a creaminess from the yeast autolysis which gives depth and complexity. The sweet note quickly subsides and is replaced by a fresh citrus acid zing which lingers in the mouth long after the last sip. Your palate is left refreshed and ready for another.

FOOD MATCH This is a great aperitif style. Great with canapés and seafood – oysters, smoked salmon or freshly peeled prawns.

CELLARING Drink now.

Tamburlaine Organic Wines 2019 WINE LOVERS Petite Fleur Rosé - RRP $22

Exceptional quality vintage, Grenache and Shiraz-based. Organically managed high altitude vineyards of Orange, NSW.

TASTING Juicy red apple and refreshing citrus flavours.

FOOD MATCH Fried cauliflower with whipped fetta or prawn, roasted corn salad

CELLARING Drink now style to be enjoyed over the next 2 to 3 years.

Tatler Wines 2018 Rita’s Rose – RRP $29

Made from Hunter Valley Pinot Noir and Shiraz, this Rosé was fermented in stainless steel with extended contact on lees, creating a rich textured palate and maintaining a fruity freshness.

TASTING The Rosé has a pale red cherry with mixed berry fruit and spicy toffee apple lift on the nose. A soft and fruity style with loads of sweet berry flavours balanced by a touch of citrus finish.

FOOD MATCH Modern Asian or Mediterranean.

CELLARING Drink now until 2021.

McGuigan Wines 2018 Cellar Select Rosé – RRP $25

2018 was an outstanding Hunter Vintage given the hot and dry conditions. The 2018 Cellar Select Rosé was produced using a combination of Shiraz (54%) and Tempranillo (46%). The grapes were machine harvested and immediately transported to the winery, where they were pressed into stainless steel tanks. The juice was drained from the skins immediately, which has resulted in an incredible pale pink colour.

TASTING This refreshing Rosé is bursting with flavours of red cherry, marzipan and fuji apple, which are complemented by a clean, crisp finish.

FOOD MATCH Try serving with beef tartare, horseradish mustard, capers and crostini.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar for up to 2 years.