The 2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Rosé was “Best in Class” out of 22 entries and received a silver medal at the recent NSW Small Winemakers Show, information pills conducted in August 2014. We can’t tell you how excited we are about this result.
The mission to make a great rosé
Australia has been crying out for good rosé for years. No wine style seems better suited to our climate and lifestyle yet many of our rosés miss the mark, sickness too often bright purple in colour, sweet and tasting like cordial – just not suited to the dinner table.
Our mission to make a great rosé started with hand-picked premium quality pinot noir grapes from Block 3 at our Colmar Estate vineyard. The fruit quality shines through the first time you take a sniff – the lovely strawberry aroma is typical of the MV6 clone of pinot noir. On the palate that beautiful fruit is complemented with some savoury characters from ageing part of the wine in old barrels; the finish is refreshingly crisp and dry. It’s a delicious wine designed for food.
At last, a great Australian rosé.