6 Best Rosé Wines of 2019
There's so much to love about Rosé, especially during the summer. This versatile style is one of Australia's favourites, thanks to its refreshing, easy-drinking nature that suits both warm days under the sun and our laid back lifestyle. Most importantly, Rosé is delicious!
From the 5000-plus wines tasted in 2019, the Wine Selectors Tasting Panel selected six Rosé as the best-of-the-best. So grab a few bottles, put them on ice and settle in for lively afternoons or evenings courtesy of some of Australia's finest winemakers.
Chain of Ponds Innocence Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, Chain of Ponds Wines has utilised one of its regional specialities, that being Pinot Noir, to produce a Rosé with soft, easy-drinking characteristics perfect for lazy afternoons. This particular expression stands tall thanks to its smokey red berry fruit aromas which give way to a palate of vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit flavours and hints of sweet peach, balanced by juicy acidity. It’s ideal alongside a charcuterie board with pickles and grissini, and a friend or two.
Hewitson Belle Ville Rosé 2018
Keeping it in South Australia, family-owned Hewitson Wines has crafted a unique Rosé by blending Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan and Grenache grapes. This expression retains the classic Provençal style thanks to winemaker Dean Hewitson drawing on his experience working in France's Rhône Valley. This stylish drop possesses a fruit-forward nose with hints of white pepper and cured meats. Restrained red fruit flavours and a rich, silken texture lead to the mouth-watering finish. It's delicious with a fresh caprese salad.
Howard Park Miamup Rosé 2018
The Howard Park Miamup Rosé 2018 is another excellent number to come out of Margaret River. It's delicate yet flavoursome in a savoury frame of red fruits, and drying acidity with hints of orange rind persisting on the finish. Margaret River has emerged as one of Australia's most popular regions by combining our love for iconic white sand beaches and award-winning wines. The resulting wine can be described as summer in a bottle, and pairs delectably with figs, feta and prosciutto.
Sorby Adams Jazz Pinot Rosé 2019
From Eden Valley in South Australia comes a Sorby Adams Pinot Rosé that’s light and juicy, with fleshy red fruits, grapey acidity, white pepper and dried herb notes before a mouth-watering finish. With more than 65 trophies and 300 gold medals to its name, Sorby Adams Wines has produced a delicious summer style that continues being great all-year-round. For the best results, pair this stunner with a fragrant Asian salad.
St Hallett Rosé 2019
St Hallet produced a light, dry and savoury Rosé brimming with bright red fruit and spice that earned a Trophy and Gold medal at the 2019 Barossa Wine Show and another Gold at Royal Adelaide. With mouth-watering acidity and fresh fruit flavours, there’s a lot to love about this wine. Suitably paired with charcuterie or salad, this expression also shows exactly why Rosé is renowned for its versatility.
Vinaceous Salome Tempranillo Rosé 2018
A Rosé that seduces and entices, Vinaceous Wines used Spain's noble grape Tempranillo to produce a dry and crisp Rosé that makes you long for more. Bursting with red berry fruit and spice, produced using premium grapes blended from across Western Australia's finest vineyards, this superb wine showcases the full potential of this up-and-coming winemaker. Pair a bottle with a tomato-based pasta or some tapas share plates.
Select a few bottles to enjoy with family or friends, or bundle the Six Best Rosé of 2019 into a six-pack or dozen and save up to $113 off the RRP! Check out our full range of Rosé here.