Large bottle 2018 rose

The Barossa Valley has the perfect climate and ideal grape varieties to produce Rosé. It is a wine style that should be enjoyed fresh and chilled.

Having been amongst the first to lead the great Rosé revival, it has been interesting to watch the popularity of this wine style grow.

Bucking the notion that Rosé is an afterthought, our 'Prince of Pink' has a special place in our hearts & is crafted with a clear purpose.

Sourced from specific sites achieving perfect yields promoting prominent primary fruit while retaining appealing palate cleansing crispness.

Enjoy with: Friends, under a tree on a hot, summer's day. Not summer? Just turn up the heat & serve with Asian or Spanish inspired spicy or seafood dishes. Best served chilled.

2006 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2006 Rosé is, as in previous years, a complex blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto. Each of these varieties adds its own individual characteristic to the wine.

The colour is rose petal pink with panoply of red fruit flavours such as raspberries, cherries and leafy red and black currants. Fresh and vibrant with an ever so slight 'spritz' on the palate from naturally retained CO2.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2006 Rose - utterly gluggable!

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2008 James Halliday

A mix of small red fruits and more minerally nuances; carefully calibrated sweetness and lemony acidity. 90 points!

DON’T BUY WINE WITHOUT ME 2007 – Stuart Gregor

A few years ago when a misguided mate backed the then-hapless Crows against the glorious Lions, the wager was for a magnum. What arrived in the mail was a magnum of this rose, and you can imagine the reaction. But on reflection, what a great idea. Its always utterly gluggable, and think of the times you order a second bottle. A good lunch with friends saw the end of it ‘toot sweet’. Why don’t more people do this? Rating: 5 Stars.

TASTE FOOD AND WINE 2007 – Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer

This is a pretty wine in every way; suave bottle, stylish label, beautiful bouquet and the kind of flavour that will stop you in your tracks. The Turkey does a total sleight of hand, appearing much lighter than it really is. On the one hand it’s a juicy, fruity, cranberry-infused pre-lunch glugger, but on the other it’s actually quite a big wine, with enough oomph to cope with a big steak. The size and intensity is the intrigue of this unlikely Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto blend, rather than its overt weight. This is one of the best roses made anywhere on the planet, and it’s remarkable that you can pick it up on special for $17. It’s just too easy to drink.

DECANTER – 1st June, 2007

Turkey Flat has been family owned since the 1860s. The Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto fruit comes from a vineyard set aside for rose. Aromas of red summer fruits and strawberry cheesecake lead to a dry yet ripe palate with crunchy fruit and perky acidity.

THE AUSTRALIAN – August, 2007

"One of the best Roses on the planet!" When two of the leading wine critics in the world Matthew Jukes (UK) and Tyson Stelzer (USA) come out with such a statement, then you know that the wine is special. When other leading judges concur, then it's truly exceptional; "A knock out bouquet of strawberries and cherries, terrific fruit and plenty of body as well as flavour volume…Excellent 90 pts" Robert Parker "One of the best…bright fragrant spicy cranberry flavours and finishes nice and dry" Max Allen Yet the ultimate judges are the wine drinking public and with Roses the fastest growing segment of the wine market they have never been more popular. For food-friendliness and sheer drinkability over the summer months they’re hard to beat. Little wonder that the Turkey Flat is flying out of the cellar door.

THE WINE LIST 2006 - Matthew Jukes

'Made from a bizarre and wholly original blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Dolcetto, this is one of the most ballistic rosès I have seen. With a beguiling cranberry and spicy-red-berry nose and a plush, medium-weight palate, this is a very erudite wine. Bone-dry and well balanced, this is Australia's most complex rosè that can be drunk and every occasion imaginable.'

BEST BUY WINES - Max Allen. Gourmet Traveller Wine, August 2006

It's always a joy when the new Turkey Flat pinkie appears each year, usually only a few months after the grapes have been plucked from the vine. Its a joy because not only is it one of the first Roses to hit the market, it is also often one of the best. While many other pink wines tip the alcohol scales at 14 percent (or more), this contains just 12 percent, which translates to freshness and juiciness in the mouth...It has bright, fragrant, spicy cranberry flavours and finishes nice and dry.

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE – August-September, 2006

It’s always a joy when the new Turkey Flat pinkie appears each year, usually only a few months after the grapes have been plucked from the vine. It’s a joy because not only is it one of the first roses to hit the market, it’s also often one of the best. While many other pink wines tip the alcohol scales at 14 per cent, which translates to freshness and juiciness in the mouth. A blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto, it has a bright, fragrant, spicy cranberry flavours and finishes nice and dry.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 167, October 2006

Turkey Flat's 2006 Rose is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dolcetto. Strawberry and framboise fruit aromas soar from the glass of this ripe, medium-bodied, exuberant, flamboyant rose. Enjoy it over the next 6-9 months. Rating: 89 Points

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 167, October 2006

Turkey Flat's 2006 Rose is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dolcetto. Strawberry and framboise fruit aromas soar from the glass of this ripe, medium-bodied, exuberant, flamboyant rose. Enjoy it over the next 6-9 months. Rating: 89 Points

THE ADVERTISER MAGAZINE – Australia’s Top 100 Wines November, 2006

Pink fairy floss tones grab your attention to begin, with aromas of spicy cherries and quite a deal of complexity in the flavour profile from Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet, and Dolcetto varieties. Very modern with a little pucker. Fashionably poised.

THE AGE EPICURE – November 21, 2006

One of the early drivers of the rosé bandwagon, this is a clean, no-nonsense style as bright and fresh as a jockey’s silks before a race. A blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto, it is fresh with delicate raspberry aromas and not too much sweetness to cloy the finish. It likes light, summery food.

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09/11/2012

Release history

Vintage Format
2018 750ml bottle $21.00
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1.5L magnum $55.00
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2017 Sold out.
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2016 Sold out.
2015 Sold out.
2014 Sold out.
2013 Sold out.
2012 Sold out.
2011 Sold out.
2010 Sold out.
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2007 Sold out.
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2003 Sold out.
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1995 Sold out.
1994 Sold out.
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