IT was once the ugly duckling of the Australian wine industry, but suddenly, thanks to clever winemakers like Debbie Lauritz of Cumulus Estate, rosé is once again swimming like a swan.
No longer are rosés like sweet and sticky white zinfandels, but rather dry, fresh and extremely versatile food wines.
The Luna Rosa is a blend of cabernet, grenache and mourvedre and a youthful style at that.
Its pink hue makes it look like a cross-dressing white, but its mouth feel is definitely a straight, but slightly effeminate red (with a touch of sugar).
At twelve bucks a bottle, it's hard to pass up a Luna Rosa 2010 Rosado, made in the traditional Portuguese style.
Our wine reviewer, Travis Schultz, is managing partner of Schultz Toomey O'Brien Lawyers and lover of fine food and wine
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