Australian Vintage (AV) has partnered with Barton & Guestier (B&G) to bring Rosabel, a dry rosé wine from the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France, to Australia.

The pale pink rosé will be distributed through AV to independent retailers and on-premise, beginning this month. Rosabel is described as a “dry rosé” which is perfectly suited the Australian lifestyle.

The wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache, with tasting notes describing an “expressive nose reveals ripe red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry. The palate is smooth and fresh, leaving a long and fruity aftertaste”.

Guillaume Bladocha, Export Director at B&G, said: “We are absolutely delighted to team up with Australian Vintage for the distribution of Rosabel in Australia. With its charming pale pink colour and a very aromatic profile coming from South of France (Syrah and Grenache blend), Rosabel has already received incredible feedback. We are very excited for this launch and this new partnership with AV.”

Jeff Howlett, AV General Manager ANZ said the company is thrilled to partner with B&G to add a French rosé to its portfolio.

“Light and fresh rosés are the number one trend in terms of wine style in Australia right now, accounting for 86 per cent of the category with a growth rate of +22 per cent. Its popularity shows no sign of slowing. We were very impressed with B&G’s Rosabel and we’re excited to expand its footprint here in Australia,” he said.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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