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The rise in the popularity in Rosé in Australia over the last few years has been meteoric.
The public's thirst for high quality Rosé seems insatiable.
Because of that, there's many producers making serious Rosés that deliver great value for money.
Here's six of our favourites at the moment. At under $20 a bottle, these all offer incredible value for money.
2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Rosé
Here's one of the most no-brainer Rosé buys ever.
Luke Lambert. The Yarra Valley. The 2017 vintage. It all came together. This is a blistering Rosé from Luke.
The winemaking remains pretty much unchanged; the wine is fermented in oak, the lees worked throughout, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Luke likes a little funk and chew in his Rosé and he says this is his best yet.
Gary Walsh awarded it a massive 95 points on The Wine Front. If you've been a fan of this wine in the past, you're going to love the 2017 version.Read more about 2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Rosé
2018 Mallaluka Rosé
Such great mix of drinkability with interest in the Mallaluka range from Sam Leyshon. This tasty little Rosé is a case in point.
A good chunk of this wine is made up of Pinot Gris fermented as whole berries, the juiciness and deliciously floral perfume coming from this piece of the puzzle. There's some Chardonnay in there too to add a little freshness and zip.
A pretty left-of-field blend for a Rosé but it works a treat.
This is great buying for Summer. A Rosé with a bit more 'under the hood', that picked up 94 points from Mike Bennie.
Chill. Crack the top. Get stuck in.Read more about 2018 Mallaluka Rosé
2018 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé
VS&B continue to kick goals with each new release. Here comes their Rosé, right on point.
This blend of Pinot Noir and Shiraz is a must-try for lovers of dry, savoury Rose. It was made naturally with no additions except a little sulphur. Hand picked, basket pressed straight into, as Tessa puts it, "oooooooold barriques".
Rosé continues to grow in popularity and with so many easy-to-love examples like this out there at the moment, it's not hard to see why.Read more about 2018 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé
2018 Mada Wines Nebbiolo Rosé
This is Nebbiolo from a dry-grown vineyard outside of Young in NSW.
It was made in a layered, yet delicious style. Some barrel ageing, a little time spent on lees, the fruit really sings from the glass, but there's some complexity here too.
It's dry, pale and wildly aromatic, the famous Nebbiolo tannin doing plenty here to lend a little structure and framing. This is a thirst-crushing style of Rosé.
The second Rosé nailed well and truly by Hamish.Read more about 2018 Mada Wines Nebbiolo Rosé
2018 Jericho Rosé
Jericho can seemingly do no wrong, great value wines from wall-to-wall from this family owned Adelaide Hills producer.
This is an Adelaide Hills blend of co-fermented Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, from one of the Jericho's favourite vineyards with a splash of Pinot Gris added thereafter to complete the wine.
It's beautifully packaged as with all the Jericho wines, and if you're looking for a bright, bouncy Rosé with a bit of interest then this is just great buying.Read more about 2018 Jericho Rosé
2018 Dormilona Rosado
Rosado is a much-loved wine style in Spain.
The easy drinkability and refreshing crispness of these wines mesh so well with the Spanish culture. Much like ours, here in Australia. Here, Jo Perry tries to capture the essence of Rosado.
This is 100% Tempranillo from a block not far from the Dormilona winery. It's made classically: whole bunch pressed to a combination of barrels and tanks, gently worked during ferment and then stirred for three months after.
It's spicy and bristling with personality. The perfect wine to take on long lunches on warm days.Read more about 2018 Dormilona Rosado