Le Chat Noir 2013 Rosé
A very stylish salmon-coloured dry rosé from the Aude region of southern France, this is a perfect wine for sipping and savouring after work. Made from shiraz grapes, it is low in alcohol at just 12.5% and quite delicate on the palate. It’s a remarkable bargain, too, given it has travelled halfway around the world. I’d serve this well chilled with hors d’oevres, Lebanese dips or a charcuterie plate. That said, it is also lovely on its own. $17.
Bright and fresh
Skuttlebutt 2014 Rosé by Stella Bella
Very vibrant in both colour and flavour, this is a delicious blend of shiraz, merlot and sangiovese from Margaret River in Western Australia.Bright red cherry and raspberry aromas lead on to a palate with similarly fresh red fruit characters. Fleshy and jubey, this has just a slight edge of sweetness and would be fabulous paired with spicy dishes like a Thai chicken curry or Vietnamese spring rolls. $18.
Vinoque 2014 Nebbiolo Rosé
Pale and dry in the style that is very much in vogue right now as part of the “rosé revolution”, this is made from the Italian grape nebbiolo in the Yarra Valley by leading winemaker Steve Webber, whose wines are always interesting and textural. Made from young vines, it combines fresh fruit characters with herbal hints and plenty of palate interest and would be great with a mezze platter or rare roast lamb. $22.