Top 3 Rosé Wines from the Rosé Revolution Launch in Sydney

Barbie can do it. And so can Ivana Trump. Even the Hilton sisters can rock out in it when they want to. But there aren’t many occasions in everyday life when a girl can hit the town dressed top-to-toe in pink.

And, okay, this wasn’t one of them either. Despite our pleading (and despite being a blonde haired, blue eyed doll herself), our Fabulous Lady about town, Sally Cantelo, wasn’t persuaded to don a cerise gown and heels. But she was ready to throw herself into a sea of pink at the Rose Revolution launch event at Sydney’s The Winery.

The Rose Revolution – a summer long celebration of dry, textural rose wines – was launched at events all over Australia on November 14.

Our Sally, along with fabulous guest contributor Natalie Manning from Inside Cuisine, were fortunate enough to get along to the Sydney launch and worked their way through tables filled dry Rose from over 50 participating wineries.

Barbie would be so proud.

Here’s their pick for the top three Rosé Wines you should try this summer!

Audrey Wilkinson Rosé 2010

Deep jewel colour, bright with a hint of coral, surprisingly light but with a big hit of raspberry vanilla sponge cake and a whiff of liquorice. Straddles the border of rosé with a look in at light bodied reds.




Rosé de Saignée Brut Champagne

The only sparkling on show for the day, but what great champagne! Delicate, fine & even mousse – a joy to watch in the glass and equally wonderful to feel on the tongue. Light, but with good complexity, a lick mineral saltiness from the ocean, and spices like pepper & coriander.  And when it’s over you’re left with a deeply refreshing mouth feel.



James Estate Rosé 

A lovely Rosé which, unusually, is based on Cabernet Franc – a grape too often only seen in Australia in cheap French plonk! Surprising combination of chewy roses & mineral full taste, but then with a bone crushingly dry finish. Would be perfect with char grilled Asian-style street food.