1. Château Garamache Rose, $24, Liquorland
A great value rosé from Provence, this light, smooth, and elegant wine has juicy strawberry and lemon notes. Perfect for an alfresco meal on a warm evening.
2. La Mule Rosé, $10.99, Aldi
A recent addition to Aldi’s everyday range, it’s fresh, dry and full of light, wild red fruits.
3. Choosy Beggars Rose, $16, Liquorland
Super pale, refined and ready to drink. Produced largely from old vine Merlot grown in the Pemberton region of Western Australia, it has great poise and a lightness of touch.
4. Jolie Sophia de la Rosé 2018, $9.99, Aldi
A delicate pale pink rosé with an elegant fragrance of wild strawberries, citrus and fruits, available in stores now until stocks last. If you miss out, this rosé is back on sale again on Wednesday 11th December.
5. Lavendette Provence Rosé 2018, $9.99, Aldi
Features rose petal and ripe raspberry aromas with a light spice. From the Provence region, you can enjoy a quality French rosé on race day without having to break the bank.
6. Portone Pinot Grigio Rose, $12, Liquorland
From Italy's northern Veneto region, the small addition of Pinot Noir provides the wines coppery pink hue. Subtle floral and pear aromas lead to a gentle palate weight with an underlying acid drive.
7. Jim Barry 'Barry & Sons’ Rose, $25, Liquorland
This great Clare Valley Rose opens up with cherry and strawberry succulent red berry fruit flavours. The wine is a great balance with ripe red fruits and a savoury, spicy edge which makes it easy on the palate and perfect for 'al fresco' dining
Want to know more about rosé?
We got the low-down from Jason Bowyer, the wine and sparkling buying director at Aldi Australia:
- Unlike Champagne, which must come from the Champagne region of France to be labelled “Champagne”, rosé isn’t from a specific grape or region. It’s a genre of wine, like red or white.
- Rose gets its colour from the skin of red grapes, the final colour of which is determined by the amount of contact it has with these grapes and the temperature. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rose wines only touch the skins for a short time (a few hours). This process gives the rosé a fruity, floral flavour.
- The biggest producers of rosé include France, Spain, Italy and the United States. However, some excellent rosé’s are heralding in South America (Chile and Argentina), and Australia is also leading wonderful change.
- We continue to see growth in our rosé sales with seasonality declining and consumers drinking rosé year round, it’s even predicted to be more popular than Sauvignon Blanc in Australia within 10 years.
- Although some reds get better with age, rosé is best drunk young and fresh, for example, no more than two or three years old, and best served chilled or over ice.
- When thinking about dishes to pair your rose with this spring, think seafood, chicken or fruit salad.
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