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The best Rosé wines from Taste's Top Wine Awards 2019

The wine du jour – think pink and find out what all the fuss is about, in either a sweet or dry finish. Master of Wine Bob Campbell shares his top Rosé picks from Taste magazine's top Wine Awards.

Look out for the Taste Top Wine Award stickers on these bottles at supermarkets and selected liquor retailers.

Less than $20

South River 2017 Pinot Rosé Central Otago $18
Pale, orange-tinted Rosé with raspberry/red berry, cherry and subtle floral flavours. Soft, broad and rather mellow wine with a hint of sweetness and pleasantly pure flavours.
Alpha Domus 2018 Rosé Hawke's Bay $18.95
Rich and creamy Rosé made from Merlot grapes. Flavoursome wine with strawberry and raspberry characters together with a suggestion of spice.
Dashwood 2018 Rosé Marlborough $14.99
'Peaches and cream' Rosé with red rose and raspberry flavours. Soft acidity and a hint of sweetness give an off/dry finish and silken texture. Serve well chilled.
Eradus 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé Marlborough $16.99
Moderately dry Rosé that is still reasonably fresh after a little bottle age with cherry, raspberry and red rose petal flavours. Smooth-textured wine with good weight and a lengthy finish.

$20 and more

Terra Sancta 2017 Special Release First Vines Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago $49
New Zealand's most expensive Rosé. Quite an intense, fragrant aroma suggesting cherry and raspberry with a subtle floral edge. Impressively weighty with an ethereal texture.
Domain Road 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago $26
Appealing dry Rosé with crushed strawberry, raspberry and vanilla flavours. Quite flavoursome wine with a backbone of gentle acidity and an ethereal texture.
Terra Sancta 2018 Bannockburn Rosé Central Otago $26.95
Delicious Rosé with impressive purity, precision and power. Intense, bright, high energy wine with strawberry, cherry, white peach and a subtle seasoning of spice. Rosé with the X-factor.
Wooing Tree 2018 Rosé Central Otago $27
Attractively aromatic, dry and delicate Rosé with watermelon, summer fruits and a suggestion of red rose petal flavours. Very appealing wine with a refreshing finish.

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