About Rosé Wine from Australia

About Rosé Wine from Australia
Wine is a bit of a quandry when one speaks of Australia. Here is a country that ranks sixth in the world as far as total production, yet it so too often associated these days with inexpensive, mass-produced wines. This is understandable, given that a few huge corporations produce a great majority of the country's wine, with much of its destined for supermarkets in the USA and England. But this reputation is a true shame, as there are so many excellent wine regions that are home to some magnificent producers. Shiraz is the country's signature wine; not only is it Australia's most widely planted variety, it is also the wine with the greatest reputation. Especially in the Barossa and Clare Valleys, there are explosive versions of this wine that can age for many years. Other notable reds from Australia are the Rhone blends with varying percentages of Grenache and Mourvedre added to Shiraz. Certain areas such as Western Australia are ideal for cool climate varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Probably the best white wines are Semillon from Hunter Valley and especially Riesling from the Clare and Eden Valleys. These Rieslings, thought quite different from those produced in Germany, are equally brilliant and are most assuredly world-class

Top Picks for Australia

Rosé Wine

Zonte’s Footstep 2022 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
94 points
Best Buy
A dry yet fruit-forward Rosé with well balanced acidity, this would hold up to the classic French Rosé styles.
Awards: 2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Australian Rose Most Giftable Wine
94 points $20 Best Buy
Berton Vineyards 2021 Metal Label Rosé Shiraz
91 points
Best Buy
Thinking ahead to Summer patio season, this is a BBQ Rosé for days here.
91 points $13 Best Buy
Taylors Estate 2022 Rosé Pinot Noir
89 points
A delightful summer cookout companion.
Hay Shed Hill 2021 Pitchfork Pink Rosé Margaret River
88 points
A rock solid dry rose that drinks like its from Provence and will be quite versatile.
Taylor Made 2021 Rosé Pinot Noir
88 points
A crisp and quenching rose for everyday enjoyment.
Taylor Made 2022 Rosé Pinot Noir
87 points
Sweet and tart red fruits and berries make for a great aperitif wine or afternoon sipper on the boat.
Wakefield/Taylors 2021 Rosé Pinot Noir
87 points
A charming and satisfying rose with fine flavor and balance.
Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
87 points
A fresh entry and robust herbal mid palate bring interest to this Aussie rose.
Ocean Road 2022 Rosé South Australia
85 points
An easy going and crushable Rosé for hot summer days.