Rosé is our least serious wine. It’s not serious in nature – it is serious in flavour.
Our favourite lunchtime wine, the one that you can drink and not question. It’s the condensation-beaded glass, fruit sweetness and that glorious blush redolent of a setting sun on a warm summer’s evening.
Gorgeous "watermelon" pink in colour, this wine shows bright aromas of fresh raspberries & cream layered over ripe watermelon and delicate floral notes. It has a lovely balance and a lingering fruit filled finish.
Download the Rosé 2014 tasting notes (PDF, 1 MB)
Every JT Rosé, begins it’s life in the middle of the night, with the harvesting of the fruit in the cool temperatures of the first few hours of the day. At the winery Jules quickly crushes the grapes and then holds the freshly released juice in contact with the grape skins for a precise amount of time. This “time on skins” allows the bright red colours and delightful aromas to infuse into the juice, which is then gently pressed and allowed to settle for 48 hours. After racking of the lees, a long cool fermentation takes place. Once completed, the resultant wine is protein and cold-stabilised, lightly filtered to enhance its brightness and sealed with a screw cap to lock in its fresh fruit flavours.
Jules has such a talent with crafting that lovely strawberries and cream perfume and packing her rosés with flavours of raspberry, watermelon, soft herbal notes and creating a nice, snappy tang on the finish. Great stuff.
...Gisborne grapes from a cracker of a vintage and the usual Taylor-made attention to detail. The perfect aperitif to salute (hopefully) the encroaching warmer season.
Attractive, full-flavoured Rose with strawberries and cream appeal. A hint of fruit sweetness adds to this perfectly balanced wine’s charm. Fruity wine with berry and subtle spice flavours. 93 Points