The competition seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking, and to promote the South African rosé wine category.
Rosé wines are one of the fastest growing wine categories South Africa, with well-crafted variations appealing across all demographics. Sales have trebled in the last few years. “These wines have sex appeal!” comments Allan “and it’s an exciting category for consumers and winemakers alike.”
“We’ve seen a big upswing in sales” said exclusive wine retailer, Mike Bampfield-Duggan, owner of Wine Concepts in Newlands, Cape Town. “This follows on from international trends, where sales of quality rosé wines have increased substantially in the USA and the UK. In France, rosé wine outsells white wines! People are looking to pair rosé with the lighter styles of food, and it’s a nice everyday alternative option” he added.
Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé won in the still-wine category in 2015, with Villiera Woolworths Brut Rosé claiming top spot in the MCC Rosé category.
Entry forms are available at www.roserocks.co.za. You can follow the progress of the competition on Twitter @roserocksSA