7 rosé wines to try this summer

From budget to premium, there’s something for everyone

Rosé is one of those drinks that’s synonymous with summer, perfect for sipping on a balmy evening, or serving with nibbles before a festive dinner party.

Here’s our pick of some of the best Rosé wines, from sweet and fruity to crisp and dry, Rosé champagnes, and cheap and cheerful to prestige. Whichever type of Rosé you prefer, you’ll find something to suit.

1 Kim Crawford Rosé, $22

Kim Crawford Rose

Ideal as an apéritif or summer sipper, Kim Crawford Rosé is lively on the nose, brimming with bright berry and tropical fruit. Soft and luscious, this refreshing Rosé is richly fruited with hints of watermelon and strawberry on the palate. Pretty pale pink in colour, this wine pairs perfectly with lighter salads.

2 Crafters Union Rosé, $20

Crafters Union
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This Rosé is at once both delicate and expressive. Its pale pink colour belies a lush fruited palate of watermelon and strawberry. A most graceful union of flavour and finesse, this wine is produced in South Australia’s McLaren Vale.

3 Mateus Rosé, $13

Mateus Rose
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Mateus Rosé is a light, fresh, young and slightly sparkling wine with an appealing and bright hue. The intriguing bottle shape and seductive taste is brilliantly complemented by a soft and slightly fizzy finish. Enjoy Mateus with light meals, grilled dishes and salads. Its unique characteristics also make it ideal with pasta and other Italian cuisine.

4 McW 480 Estate Tumbarumba Rosé, $20

Tumbarumba Rose
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It’s no surprise that Rosé is on the rise, with delicious new drops like the McW 480 Estate Tumbarumba Rosé fresh on the market. Vibrant pale salmon in appearance, this Rosé offers delectable aromas of lifted strawberry, watermelon and a subtle mix of fresh wild herbs. On the palate it is refreshingly dry and savoury with light red fruits, fresh acidity and a mineral texture.

5 Champagne Taittinger Prestige Rosé, $89.99

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Taittinger Prestige Rosé immediately stands out for its intense, shimmering bright pink hue. The bubbles are fine, and the mousse persistent. This champagne strikes a fine balance of a velvety texture with full body taste and can be summed up in four words: lively, fruity, fresh and elegant, as only a Rosé blend can be. Taittinger Prestige Rosé can be enjoyed both early on or at the end of an evening and pairs brilliantly to fruit desserts, including fruit tart, fruit salad and red fruit crumble.

6 St Hallett Rosé, $18

St Hallett
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A dry, fresh and succulent Rosé with a delicious palate of ripe strawberries, dried flowers and white peach. An absolute delight!

7 Croser Sparkling Rosé, $25

Croser Rose
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A sublime Rosé sourced from premium Piccadilly Valley fruit. Displaying aromas of pomegranate, wild strawberry and cherry bursting from the glass which flood the palate with biscuity notes adding complexity and style. Creamy, stylish and delicious.

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