We’ve got a lot to thank Provence for; The sun-drenched coastal region in South West France has largely been the driver behind the increase in popularity of rosé. The glistening, pale salmon pink colour we love to seek out and consume exposes a fascinating trend in the marketplace currently. If you consider for a moment that the total liquor market in WA is 10% down on last year, then it is exciting to note that rosé is in significant growth, and in fact, more than this: rosé is one of the leading growth segments in the wine category. Did you know that 12% of ALL wine sold in the UK is rosé? Rob Crawford from the Fogarty wine group said, “We can’t keep up, if we were able to double production of our Rosés on last year’s volume, we’d still sell out before the new vintages were released. We take our Rosé program very seriously at Deep Woods, and it’s great to see that the market is responding positively to the wines that we are producing.”
The rosé revolution is here to stay.
2016 Deep Woods Estate Rose, Margaret River
“Rated the best rosé in Australia in 2015 (96pts James Halliday), I’d wager this will again hit the jackpot in 2016. It’s a ripper. Pomegranate, red cherry, rose petals, crushed pink peppercorns, white pepper, touches of ripe raspberry and red apple. Last year superstar winemaker Julian Langworthy only made a modest amount of this – consequently, it promptly sold out. This year there is a touch more, so hopefully, it will last a little while longer into the summer drinking season. 68% Tempranillo, 27% Shiraz and 5% of some barrel aged Vermentino, all from the Yallingup/Margaret River area. It’s not possible to overstate the joy this will bring you this summer.
$25 and available from the 1st of September. 95pts”