Have you thought about Rosé recently?
Whilst this pretty and pink-tainted style of wine is often overlooked in favour of the more classic Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, especially during the warmer months, bottles of Rosé are now more widely available than ever before, with recent reports stating that sales of the category have grown by at least one million cases between 2015 and 2018 in America alone.
Not only does this data make it blatantly obvious that Rosé is now one of the fastest growing wine categories in the world, it also makes it the best time to consider a bottle or glass of it as your preferred vino-of-choice when looking for something new to sip on this year (Rosé all day!).
With all of this in mind, and as the weather begins to warm up, there’s no better backdrop for us at Little Ripples to excitedly share that we’ve now added a brand new and premium bottle of Rosé wine to our growing lineup.
Read on to discover some of the most important changes occurring with this latest release, including the brand new look, the region where the grapes come from, all of the new tasting notes for this release, and finally, how best to serve it (fruit platters anyone?).
New Look, Who's This?
Notice something different?
We promise it’s intentional.
With our new Rosé we decided that we’d spice things up a little bit and release a wine that not only tastes amazing but is sure to look great on your outdoor or dining room table.
Still the same great quality wine that you’re used to with Little Ripples, our new bottle of premium Rosé features a bold new look that showcases more proudly our connection with the BridgIT Water Foundation.
If you didn’t know it already, every purchase of any of our bottles of wine helps to provide clean drinking water to one person in need in a developing community for one whole year, generating real positive and lasting change, something we like to call The Ripple Effect.
You’ve now seen how the new label looks but if you’re keen to see more of it in action then check out our instagram page, where we share some drinks serving inspiration from us and from you (get to snapping and tag us for a feature!)
Where's Our Rosé From Anyway?
Our wine is a local.
That’s right, our new Rosé is made right here in New South Wales (#supportlocal).
Collaborating once again with our winemaking partners the Cassegrain Family, who are a prestigious winemaking family based in the Port Macquarie region of NSW, we selected premium quality grapes sourced from their select vineyard parcels in the Hilltops region, one of the most exciting wine-producing regions in Australia.
For a bit more on the region, it’s known for producing some truly exceptional examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with some of the first vines having been planted in the area way back in the 1860s.
More recently, however, European grape varietals, including Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo have begun to pop up all over the rolling slopes that are situated around the Australian towns of Boorowa, Holden, and Young, providing ever-more variety and a little bit of Europe right here in Australia!
The cooler temperatures that exist in the region make it wonderfully suited to crafting wines with clean and crisp flavours that suit the Australian palate exceptionally well, helping to explain why we chose the region to source our premium quality grapes from.
What Grapes Do We Use?
The grape varietal that we chose to craft our Rosé with, Sangiovese, has deep roots in Italian winemaking tradition, where it is often the preferred grape-of-choice for winemakers in the world-renowned region of Tuscany (one ticket to Italy please!).
As mentioned previously, however, more and more vineyard space is being dedicated to Sangiovese within the Hilltops region, making it an exciting choice for our new wine.
When looking at how the Rosé wines originating in the Hilltops region typically taste, you can expect to find most bottles to be clean, crisp, fresh, fruity, and rather savoury in their flavour profile, with wonderfully vibrant notes of red cherry and strawberry.
If you’re keen to learn more about how many examples of Rosé Sangiovese taste, check out this article, which provides a quick summary of how the grape varietal is used in other wines all over the world.
How Does The Little Ripples Rosé Taste?
How does our new premium Rosé taste you ask?
Well, our winemaking experts have crafted a wine that’s exquisitely reddish-orange in its appearance and dry, savoury, and super refreshing in its taste, with notes of caramelised orange, turkish delight, and crisp red fruit (mmmm yummy).
Don’t just take our word for it though, head to our Facebook page now and see what others are saying about our Rosé!
Drinks Inspiration With Our New Rosé
Ok, we know you’re excited to try it but just before you rush off and add it to your cart, let’s explore how best to serve it with food and friends all year round.
Serving Suggestion One: Aperitif Style
Hosting a gathering?
One of the best ways to serve our new premium Rosé is to have it aperitif style served well-chilled from straight out of the fridge.
For those who aren’t familiar with how serving an aperitif wine works, just serve it before a meal and you won't be disappointed.
Not only can it be enjoyed on its own though, consider it a good friend when matched with almost any kind of appetizer, including hummus, olives, garden salads, and anchovies.
Serving Suggestion Two: With Seafood
What’s more classic than an Aussie seafood barbecue at christmas?
Luckily for you, our new Rosé works splendidly well with a range of seafood options, including grilled or steamed lobster or crab, barbecued shrimp or tuna, or finally, roast salmon steaks, making it an easy pairing when serving produce from the fish market.
Serving Suggestion Three: Fruit Platters
If you’re keeping things a bit more low-key, don’t be afraid to go with one of the most classic pairing options in the world of Rosé wines: fruit platters.
Some of the number one mentions of fruits that work best include watermelon, strawberries, and cherries but don’t be afraid to add soft cheeses or prosciutto to your platter if you want to add a little more variety.
Head to our wines page now and let’s fill your cart.