2012 ROSE $ 19
★ Great Southern, WA 13.8 per cent omrahwines. com. au Coppery/ salmon colour with summer pudding aromatics, a fruity, floral/ spice sweetness on a fresh, mid- weight palate and a semidry, non- cloying finish.
2012 GRENACHE ROSE $ 19
★ McLaren Vale, SA 13.5 per cent woodstockwine . com. au Musk- lolly pink, the nose and palate showing sweet bubblegum and cherry- like fruit in a fresh and clean quaffable style with a soft, fruity finish.
2011 PINOT NOIR ROSE $ 22 Yarra Glen, Vic 12.5 per cent tarrawarra. com. au Very pale, almost coppery/ orange colour with a wishy- washy nose and equally nondescript palate with a touch of funk its only note of interest.
2012 PINOT NOIR ROSE $ 25 ★★★ Yarra Valley, Vic 12.5 per cent www. chandon. com Bright pink, the nose redolent of fresh raspberries and cre` me de cassis, the palate nicely flavoursome with its fruit sweetness balanced by a savoury lick of tannin in a pleasingly light and drier, more food- friendly style.