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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 just $25 a bottle, these all offer serious value for money.
2019 Bondar Wines Rosé
Carefully crafting a spot on Rosé can be a tricky business. It may seem simple from the outside but there are a lot of decisions to be made along the way.
Take this fantastic Rosé from McLaren Vale outfit, Bondar. The fruit is picked from three sites, including from their famous home block, the Rayner vineyard. Two of the batches were fermented in ceramic egg, the third in barrel with some more pressings to get a little extra grip and "stuffing" in the mid palate. A little dash of Cinsualt bringing a little something extra to the 2019 version.
Suffice to say, Andre has nailed this release.
Theirs is a wildly successful crack at this now insanely popular "Provence" inspired style of Rosé. If you like your pinks dry but full flavoured with delicacy and deliciousness in equal proportion - you're going to love this!Read more about 2019 Bondar Wines Rosé
2019 Mada Wines Nebbiolo Rose
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 third release of Rose nailed well and truly by Hamish.Read more about 2019 Mada Wines Nebbiolo Rose
2018 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé
Who better to make an Australian interpretation of Provence styled Rosé then a Frenchman who has worked in Provence?
The Portet family were one of the pioneers of this modern, dry, savoury style of Rosé and this is one of their best releases to date.
Made from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot - this is a deceptively textural style of Rosé given that it never sees a wooden barrel. It's dry, crisp and ludicrously easy to drink.
This is consistently one of the great bargains of Australian Rose.Read more about 2018 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé
2019 Jilly Wines White Wolf of Cumbria Rosé
Adventurous young winemaker Jared Dixon is taking the New England wine region in some interesting directions. Working with his fruit naturally, exploring unsung sites, it's an exciting development for the region.
Jared's Rosé is comprised of Tempranillo, Shiraz, and Durif, fermented wild with indigenous yeasts in old oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
It's bright, fresh and near on impossible to put down. The blend is unconventional but the finished wine is just a dry, savoury Rosé with a little funky twist.
Drinkability, as always, is a highlight in Jared's unique offerings.Read more about 2019 Jilly Wines White Wolf of Cumbria Rosé
2017 Chateau Gassier Sables d'Azur Cotes De Provence Rosé
The Gassier family is one of the oldest wine growing families in the Provence region.
Their organic vineyards enjoy a unique micro-climate for the region, with the breathtaking Monts Auréliens providing protection from the strong Mistral wind.
This classic style of Rosé shows flowers, white strawberry, delicate spice notes and clear, crisp acidity.
It's the perfect little pink to knock back on a warm afternoon and offers very good value for an entry into the world of Provence Rosé.Read more about 2017 Chateau Gassier Sables d'Azur Cotes De Provence Rosé
2019 Somos Barbera Rose
Some seriously eye-catching wines released from the two lads at Somos/Juguette in recent times. Here's a highly chuggable Rosé made from Barbera grapes grown in McLaren Vale.
This is raised in old oak barrels, then bottled without fining or filtering - a bountiful Rosé with bucket loads of energy is what has emerged.
A gentle pressing and attentive lees stirring ensuring that the texture and vitality of the finished wine is as fresh as ever.
Such an interesting wine. How good is Aussie Rosé!Read more about 2019 Somos Barbera Rose