Rosé is a variety of wine made from various red grapes but with a unique method of vinification that gives it its blush hue. The resulting wine has a lighter colour and a more delicate flavour from the red varietal, which still locks in the succulent selection of tannins and complexities. The vinification process for Rosé involves crushing the red grapes but allowing the juice to macerate with the skins for a short time, typically a few hours, before the skins are removed. Rosé wines can vary in sweetness and range from bone dry to exceptionally sweet. They display a medley of flavours, including hints of strawberry, cherry, and other red fruits. They are traditionally enjoyed chilled and are often considered a refreshing summer wine, although they can be enjoyed year-round.
Rosé The Montalto Way
Montalto’s much-loved Rosé range saw another exquisite addition in 2022. The inaugural introduction of the Estate Rosé means we now offer three wines in our Rosé collection. Each displays summer flavours and textures traditionally associated with Rosé before taking a step into the unknown, delivering orchestras of unparalleled tannins and aromas, invigorating the definition of the wine.
Montalto’s Rosés express the unique terroir and cool marine climate of the Mornington Peninsula, being blended with 100% Pinot Noir fruit from our Red Hill and Tuerong vineyards. Our intense bouquets dance on your palate, delivering notes such as wild strawberry, honeydew, peach, citrus peel, talc and rose petal, accompanied by savoury sensations of spice and fennel, resulting in wines which are captivating, distinctive and out of the ordinary.
An Exploration Of Variety And Taste
Enjoy a stolen moment on the Mornington Peninsula with Montalto, and experience our unmatched selection of award-winning wines. Those looking to sample our new Estate Rosé 2022 can do so at a seated tasting by booking The Cellar Door from 11 am – 5 pm, any day of the week. Offering flavours of strawberry and rose petal combined with a radiant and crunchy acidity and a long, savoury finish, it’s a spring and summer wine best enjoyed in its youth.
Looking for a Rosé for a celebratory occasion? Our NV Sparkling Rosé delivers bright red fruit flavours, notably strawberry and red cherry, intertwined with soft apple and rhubarb notes and a breath of talc. The texture is creamy, bearing a gentle, frothy sensation but with a crunchy acidity that illuminates the palate.
Accompany Wine With Unforgettable Dining
Tables in The Restaurant can be reserved for lunch, Friday – Monday for those looking for an unforgettable meal paired with our award-winning wines. While joining us in Red Hill, relax into the afternoon and sample the other wine varieties we offer. Enliven your palate with our Montalto Pinot Noir, Montalto Tempranillo, and Montalto Syrah ranges while enjoying the succulent flavours of our curated array of dishes, expertly prepared to be shared in a series of courses. Each dish offers an individualistic gaze into the profound connection between our estate gardens, kitchens, and award-winning wines.