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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 $25 a bottle, these all offer incredible value for money.
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
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 The Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé
This is a classic dry and savoury stye of Rosé made from organic Sangiovese grapes grown in McLaren Vale.
Sangiovese is such a great variety for Rosé. The natural structure and savouriness of the variety lends some great architecture to a pink wine. This version, from winemaking team of Walter Clappis and Kimberly and James Cooter, shows clean lines of fresh acidity, moreish red fruits and plenty of spice through the finish. It's incredibly easy to knock back with a light chill.
This was the standout Rosé at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, taking out a stacked field of some of the country's best-known Rosés to win Top Gold and the Trophy with 96 points.
Not a bad effort for a wine you can pick up for just $20/bottle, eh?Read more about 2018 The Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé
2018 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 2018 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 power in equal proportion - you're going to love this!Read more about 2018 Bondar Wines 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