“The Rosé Rocks competition continues to go from strength to strength with high-quality entries this year which reflect the increasing skill and attention South African winemakers are applying to this growing category. The trend continues to favour the drier styles with soft floral notes and a pale onion-skin appearance. I can confidently say that South African rosé wines compare to the best that the French, Spanish or any other producing nation have to offer. As we come into the summer season again now, we must look forward to enjoying these delicious, refreshing wines outdoors with everything from seafood to pasta and salads to our favourite braai items.” Says wine expert and industry legend, Allan Mullins.
Le Pommier Wine Estate has entered their Rosé for the second year now, and both years gold was on the cards. This salmon pink wine has strawberry and gooseberry aromas on the nose with a rich and fruit forward texture in the mouth. An excellent summertime refresher and works well with salads, plates of pasta and white meat dishes.
Besides the endless list of wine lovers who have opted for a dry Rosé as their go-to wine, be it at a summer picnic with a Rosé cocktail or autumn family braai this wine has also become an exciting wine for journalists and bloggers to write about. Famous Singer John Legend is among some of the celebrities who have launched their own Rosé wine.
Pink wines have come to symbolise “all that is good about summertime,” writes Vanity Fair
But don’t think Rosé is just a pretty pale colour, used for marketing gimmicks or celebrity trends. South African Rosé wines are definitely gaining momentum globally and should be one of the wines you add to your basket on your next wine-shopping trip.