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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
2019 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rose
VS&B continue to kick goals with each new release - without a doubt one of the great rising stars out of Victoria. Here comes their beautiful dry, complex Rosé, right on point.
This all-Beechworth blend of Pinot Noir and Sangiovese is a must-try for lovers of a more savoury style of Rosé. It was made naturally with no additions except a little sulphur. Hand picked, basket pressed straight into, as Tessa puts it, "oooooooold barriques" then left alone on lees for a few months to build body.
The fragrance and soft red berries of Pinot Noir combined with the gentle spice and structure of Sangiovese makes for a winning combination.
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 2019 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rose
2019 Golden Child Beach Bum Rose
James Hamilton is making plenty of waves with his small estate grown Adelaide Hills-based operation. And rightfully so, the wines are stylish, accessible and widely appealing. In short, he's killing it.
Here's his Beach Bum Rosé made from Pinot Noir grown on his dad's block in Kuitpo.
Hand-picked, barrel fermented, set to a dry and savoury styling, this is a flat out delicious rendition of pink wine from the Hills.
It's the perfect pink to tuck in the esky for a day of beach cricket with friends.Read more about 2019 Golden Child Beach Bum Rose
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 Swinging Bridge #004 Rose
Fun times Rosé here from Orange winemaker, Tom Ward.
Made from 100% barrel fermented Pinot Noir (777 clone), it was sent to bottle with no additions bar a little sulphur. It's the kind of wine that just jumps out of the glass and says "Hello!".
It has the fluffy texture that you want in Pinot Rosé, with a chewy mouthfeel and bright fruit and a finish as clean as a whistle. But there's some attitude there, too. It's pretty and yet cloudy all at once.
If you're in the mood for a funky Rosé with a healthy amount of spunk, you're going to want to get in on this number.Read more about 2019 Swinging Bridge #004 Rose