Rosé: Top Picks



Following on from our Sweet Escapes: Dessert & Fortified Wines article (find it here), here are our top picks!

Kelman Vineyard

Rosé 2021

Salmon pink and made from hand – picked Shiraz and Tempranillo fruit from our vineyard in the Parish of Pokolbin. Ideal for picnics and barbecues.

TASTING Refreshing yet subtle this wine has a rounded palate of raspberries and cranberries that finishes savoury and dry.

FOOD MATCH Salmon, soft cheeses

PRICE $26/ bottle

CELLARING 1-3 years


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Talits Estate

Été [summer] Rosé of Merlot + Bubbles, 2021

All the joys of the still Talits Estate Rosé enhanced with a burst of bubbles. The perfect wine for when the weather starts warming up. This Rosé was lovingly produced by gently pressing Talits Estate's renowned Merlot grapes just long enough to create that perfect pale pink hue we all love. Pop, clink and cheers!

TASTING Crisp, dry and elegant. Floral on the nose. Balanced acidity and a refreshing burst of bubbles. Perfect for celebrating life’s big or small moments of joy.

FOOD MATCH Perfectly matched to the grazing platter at Talits Estate’s cellar door. However if you can’t make it to Talits Estate we suggest serving as a pre dinner drink with canapé or a cheese board.

PRICE $40/ bottle

CELLARING No need to wait. This Rosé is drinking beautifully now.


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Mistletoe Winery

2021 Petillant – Bubbly Rose

Same popular style as the past 14 vintages. Perfect wine for Christmas Day celebrations, or any festive occasion.

TASTING Sweet strawberry characters on the front of the palate balanced by a drying and long finish.

FOOD MATCH Easy drinking aperitif style, perfect with Asian food .Great with rice paper rolls and a spicy dipping sauce.

PRICE $24/ bottle

CELLARING Drink now to 2023.


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Black Creek Farm

Thélème 2020 Rosé

This wine is a unique blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz grapes growing on the hilly part of the property. Its delicate pink and salmon robe is obtained by reduced skin contact. The wine is matured in French oak barrel for less than 3 months, and is a dry and fruity style of Rosé.

TASTING Nose of rosehip and pomegranate with some strawberry and straw. Elegant and subtle palate, red berries and rose petal. Generous fruit on the mid-palate, dry savoury briar finish.

FOOD MATCH Enjoy this wine on its own or with light food such as quiche or charcuterie.

PRICE $31/ bottle

CELLARING Very enjoyable as a young fruity wine. With age, the complexity of the flavours of this oaked blend Rosé will nicely complete its fruitiness. Cellar for 3 to 5 years.


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Pokolbin Estate

2019 Nebbiolo Rosé

Barolo and Barbaresco as the premier Nebbiolo spots of world. But know 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.

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 Ideal with any pork dish, a great luncheon wine or with fruit platters and cheese.

PRICE $28/ bottle

CELLARING To 2022


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Talits Estate

Été [summer] Rosé of Merlot, 2021

Medal Winner: 2019 - The Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show. The perfect wine for when the weather starts warming up. This rosé was lovingly produced by gently pressing Talits Estate's renowned Merlot grapes just long enough to create that perfect pale pink hue we all love. Park yourself on a poolside lounger amongst good friends and let the good times roll.

TASTING Crisp, dry and elegant. Floral on the nose.

FOOD MATCH Perfectly matched to the grazing platter at Talits Estate’s cellar door. However if you can’t make it to Talits Estate we suggest fresh summer salads or risoni, especially with seafood, raw and lightly cooked shellfish and grilled fish and goats' cheeses.

PRICE $30/ bottle

CELLARING No need to wait. This Rosé is drinking beautifully now.


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