One of our favourite spring surprises is the new selection of rosés.

Although we believe it is great anytime, there is no better time than spring and summer to jump on the rosé train. Rosé is versatile, it makes a great base for cocktails, and if we’re being honest: we’re suckers for the beautiful bottles (seriously… take a look the next time you’re in our rosé section).

DID YOU KNOW …
Rosé isn’t a blend of red and white wines. Red grapes are crushed, and the skins remain in contact with the juice for a short period. This impacts the colour and flavours. The longer the skins are in contact with the juice, the more intense the colour.

Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling in a range of colours: pale pink to a vivid near-purple, depending on the grapes and wine making techniques.

Rosé stands the test of time. It is believed to be the first wine ever produced, as early as 7000BC. It now accounts for 87% of all wine produced in Provence, France thanks to its international popularity.

Rosé doesn’t take itself too seriously and neither should you. It has become a year-round libation, from patios, to picnics, holidays, brunch and barbeques with friends.

SOFT & OFF DRY

Roscato Rose
8007890006435

FULL BODIED & SAVOURY

Yvecourt Bordeaux Rose
3192371100681

LIGHT & FRUITY

Angove Organic Rosé
9300694000982

MEDIUM-BODIED & DRY

Tarima Rosado
8431356014601

ROSÉ STYLE :
LIGHT & FRUITY

WHAT TO EXPECT : The lightest in colour from pale pink, to salmon. Notes of citrus, strawberries, melon, rose petal and mint.

THE OCCASION : This easy-going rosé style is the most versatile, perfect for hot weather, poolside, or with appetizers.

WHERE IT’S PRODUCED : France

FOOD PAIRING : Light salads, pasta, rice dishes, lightly cooked shellfish, grilled fish and goat’s cheese.

ROSÉ STYLE :
MEDIUM-BODIED & DRY


WHAT TO EXPECT :
Medium intensity in colour, mediumbodied, dry but bursting with berry flavours of raspberry, cherries and herbal notes.

THE OCCASION : Potlucks, picnics, lighter meals, a great choice to bring to a dinner party.

WHERE IT’S PRODUCED : France, Canada, USA, New Zealand

FOOD PAIRING : Pesto, pizza, antipasto, paella, grilled chicken, fish, pork or lamb.

ROSÉ STYLE :
SOFT & OFF DRY


WHAT TO EXPECT :
Can range in colour but generally pinker in tones. This style can range from a kiss of sweetness to off-dry. Flavours of jam, vanilla and cream.

THE OCCASION : These rosés are great on their own, as a base for cocktails.

WHERE IT’S PRODUCED : USA, South Africa, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Canada

FOOD PAIRING : Spicy food such as mild curries, fresh berries, not overly-sweet strawberry tarts or as a dessert wine.

ROSÉ STYLE :
FULL-BODIED & SAVOURY

WHAT TO EXPECT : Dark cherry red, and vibrant pink tones. Notes of raspberry, dark berry jam and pepper.

THE OCCASION : Closer to a full-bodied red. Big bold and bursting with fruit. Ideal for BBQ’s or for white wine drinkers who want to get into red. Serve chilled.

WHERE IT’S PRODUCED : Australia, France, Portugal, Argentina. Spain, New Zealand.

FOOD PAIRING : Ribs, steak, foods cooked on the BBQ or spicy food such as curries.