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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.



2018 Francesca Rosé – RRP $25

This vintage the Francesca Rosé is made from 50% Mourvédre and 50% Merlot. The fruit was picked early and pressed lightly where it stayed in contact with the skins for minimal time. After pressing, the wine was settled and fermented like a white wine, at cool temperatures. It was filtered, blended and bottled early to retain freshness of primary fruit flavours.

TASTING Offering a delicate pale baby pink colour, this Rosé displays an attractive aroma of Turkish delight, strawberry and citrus blossom. The palate is refreshingly dry with aromatic hints of rose petals and violets. A beautiful lunchtime wine, best enjoyed well chilled in its youth.

FOOD MATCH Perfect accompaniment to antipasto and alfresco luncheons.

CELLARING Enjoy now.


Margan Wines 2019 Margan Rosé & Bramble – RRP $25

A reflection of the volcanic soils of Broke Fordwich using old vines and an eclectic approach to winemaking has produced a dry wine packed with mouthfeel and fresh fruit.

TASTING Lifted berry aromas, amplified by delicate floral and perfume characters, textured, a hint of strawberry with a lingering dry finish.

FOOD MATCH Snapper ceviche, charcuterie, oysters.

CELLARING Enjoy now.


Tempus Two 2019 Copper Shiraz Rosé - RRP $30

The 2019 Copper Rose was produced using a combination of Hunter Valley Shiraz (90%) and Tempranillo (10%). Upon receival at the winery, each varietal was lightly pressed and clarified before being inoculated with an isolated yeast strain. The result is a delightfully crisp and fruit-forward Rosé.

TASTING Dry and textural, showcasing flavours of strawberries, rhubarb and toffee apple.

FOOD MATCH This refreshing Rosé would be the perfect accompaniment to salt baked pork belly, Savoy cabbage, apple and ginger sauce.

CELLARING Now to 3 Years.


Lucy's Run 2019 Woof Woof Rosé - RRP $25

Created a couple of years ago, our Woof Woof wines range is barking good fun! While not our own grapes, this wine was sourced from a highly awarded Lovedale vineyard, and the winemaker is a local top dog. The good news is, to help support animal rescue charities, we donate 10% of each bottle sold to PetRescue.

TASTING Woof Woof Rosé is a French varietal, fermented in old French oak for two months. Inspired by the Rosés of Provence, this wine is a pretty light pink in colour, with lovely fresh berry notes and a crisp, dry finish.

FOOD MATCH Old bones, pig's ears... errr... we mean it pairs well with anything!

CELLARING With only 30 cases available, it's ready to enjoy right now.


Mistletoe Wines 2018 T-Rose - RRP $24

This is an un-oaked, dry, pale pink style Rosé, made from Hunter Shiraz grapes. It has a wonderful floral perfumed nose.

TASTING This wine is mouth-filling (not lean), and although dry has stacks of clean red fruit flavours.

FOOD MATCH Ideal accompaniment to a huge range of food styles from Asian to Mediterranean,and is particularly great with char-grilled seafood!

CELLARING Drink now to 2021.


Greenway Wines 2019 Greenway 'Sabine' Rosé - RRP $28

So you look at this wine and wonder am I going to lurve it? It is in the cutest , sexiest skittle bottle ever seen. It is a mesmerising salmon pink. It is dry and it is zingy (the label says so... but is it true?) It really does smell of strawberries and Turkish Delight (the label IS true!)

TASTING It really really is super dry and tingly zesty zingy and ... although the label (whose veracity was never in doubt) says it is made from Merlot... you weren’t really really sure ... until ....the fabulous finish of Merlot-ish dusty blueberries hits you... and you know... it definitely is made from Merlot.

FOOD MATCH Such a sensational little wine can happily be consumed on its own, but it would also be spectacular with fresh prawns or salmon. Think too....Alfresco dining - spring salads, light chicken and pork dishes.



Ascella Wines Ascella 2014 Rosé - RRP $19.90

Ascella Rosé comes from the largest certified organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley. Ascella is a pair of independent stars in the Zodiac reputed to give happiness and good fortune. The stars shine brightly over the vineyard as we pick our grapes in the cool of the night to assure freshness and great tasting wine.

TASTING Turkish delight with layers of citrus blossom. A refreshing and zesty wine blended with Chambourcin and other grapes.

FOOD MATCH Cheese, canapés and most fresh dishes including fish.

CELLARING Enjoy now.


Pokolbin Estate 2019 Belebula Nebbiolo Rosé - RRP $25

Barolo and Barbaresco are the premier Nebbiolo spots of world. But now there are other places that make great Nebbiolo wines. Nebbiolo is an incredibly fussy variety to grow. It flowers early, ripens late, and can struggle to ripen fully. It also seems to prefer specific hillside locations and clay-and silt-based soils. Pokolbin Estate’s Nebbiolo Rosé is grown at our Belebula Estate on Old North Road and has the terroirto suit.

TASTING A traditional dry European style Rosé. Kissed with wild strawberries and a twist of Campari on the palate Finishing with savoury fresh acidity, lingering and dry.

FOOD MATCH Pork dishes, a great luncheon wine or with fruit platters and cheese.

CELLARING Good cellaring potential but with age the colour does become deeper and rustic.

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