I won’t lie. I have a serious crush on the Rosé category. Why? There is no better wine that can be both a great drink by itself, but I swear it is also the most versatile wine to match with food. This example ticks a lot of boxes. From the Ashmead vineyard in the Barossa we are talking a solid blend of Grenache and Mataro with some decent vine age. The dark red fruit profile plays the long game here – dark red cherry, with some lashings of brighter rhubarb and cranberry, with a dash of aniseed. There is bucket loads of texture that you don’t always see, which is backed up by vibrancy of fruit and soft acidity. Think outside the box with pairings here. I’ve definitely landed in dessert territory, sweet tooth through and through – salted dark chocolate tart with raspberries please!
- Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
Crisp with a dried herb savoury edge. Strawberries, raspberries, very slightly creamy, good acid, nice finish. Smashable 👌🏽🍷
- Ed @thecellarpost
Sourced from the family vineyard at Elderton at Greenock in the Barossa Valley, this very chic pale pink rosé is fermented out of mataro and grenache grapes: mataro, also known as mourvèdre, adds earthy berry flavours, texture and backbone, and grenache offers crowd-pleasing red fruits like strawberries and raspberries. The Small Victories rosé has this and more: those all-important red berries but also rose petals and a heady whiff of musk on the nose, followed in the mouth by a red-fruited juice explosion! Delicious strawbs, raspberries and cranberries abound, with just the right amount of richness and leesy texture for optimum summer slurpability. The finish is dry with a mineral twang.
Why bother going all the way to Provence when this is on our doorstep?! One hundred percent agreed would drink with lobster roll. Muuuum! When’s lunch?
- Melissa Moore, winepilot.com
Ultra pale in colour but from there it’s just all pure deliciousness. Aniseed balls and Turkish delight, raspberry and preserved lemon flavours put on a lively, not to mention more-ish, show.
-Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
Crisp, fresh hints of strawberry on the nose, more bright red fruits on the palate and ready to drink right now. I love knowing the the wine I’m drinking is also doing some good in the world.
- Chelsey @winoonabudget
A small first edition, made with mataro and grenache from Greenock, this has a restrained, wet -stony edge and some gently creamy texture with strawberry, watermelon and dried rose-like flowers. Some gently creamy texture and a fleshy finish. Drink now.
- Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
Refreshing notes of summer red fruit salad, sage, wild white flowers, rhubarb and a hint of blood orange. Soft acidity, seductive length.