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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.

2012 Vintage Tasting notes

An extended and clement summer in 2012 has allowed the even and gradual ripening of all four Rosé varieties.

Deep salmon pink in colour, the nose is undeniably forward with strawberry and raspberry dominating. An ample palate follows brimming with round, luscious fruit and a whisper of cream and spice. Soft tannins define the palate and lead on to a persistent finish.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

2012 Rose - One of the best rosés on the market

A distinctive combination of grenache, shiraz, cabernet and dolcetto. It’s light and crisp as a freshly starched shirt. Light crimson pink hues with perfumed confectionery notes. Sweet fruit is muted with that fine acid creating a persistent long finish. One of the best rosés on the market. 92/100

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2012 Rose - a mouthful summer perfection

The Barossa Valley is renowned for having the perfect climate and ideal grape varieties to produce great rose, and this wine is an excellent example. It has a glossy pink colour,and its fusion of fragrant strawberry and raspberry aromas is complemented by a variety of red fruits.Served chilled, it's quite a mouthful of summer perfection. Voyeur, National 01 Feb 2013

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2012 Rose - never surprises me when we go through 3 or 4 bottles at a BBQ.

winewednesday - Turkey Flat Rose I'm so excited to share my favourite Rose with you today. I've talked about Turkey Flat Winery before and this is just one more reason that I love them. They have been instrumental in helping Rose's make a splash on the summer wine lists of many in Australia.

This beautiful salmon pink rose is made up of a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto. It smells like berries - lots of strawberry. The palette is fresh and fruity - berry fruity (see what I did there?) but without being sweet. Served chilled on a hot summers day you could sip it forever. It never surprises me when we go through 3 or 4 bottles at a BBQ. It's just so easy to drink. James Halliday rates it a 94 (if you need more convincing on how good it is). And the best bit... well if you pick it up at the cellar door it's just $18 a bottle - BARGAIN.

A few years ago they released it as a magnum. Same cool bottle - just on steriods it was so big. We bought 4 and drank the first 2 on Christmas day that year. Not only was there a fight over the last glass, there was a fight over who got to keep the bottle. I lost. Luckily I had another 2 at home which are now empty and have made lovely candle holders at long dinners at our house. It's a wine that just keeps giving ;-)



A girl and a glass February 2013

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2012 Rose - perfect at about 3pm on a sunny afternoon

For a wine that is consistently alarmingly drinkable the Turkey Flat Rose has always been a winner. While many a Barossa Rose will be based on Grenache grapes, the Turkey Flat Rose is a vineyard blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet and Dolcetto – just to add a little more grip to the mouthfeel.

With a good whiff of bright red fruit, you think this is going to be another sweet teenage girls drink, but far from the truth. It’s less than 5g/litre residual sugar – so pretty much dry. This is full of fruit sweetness and hints of floral. With a nice spicy white pepper touch thrown in. On the palate it’s packed full of red fruit, with good acidity to keep it crispy clean, and a refreshing watermelon liveliness. This would be perfect at about 3pm on a sunny afternoon eating freshly grilled thai prawns by the poolside – but that’s how I roll.

Jason Miller - August 2012

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2012 Rose - shows off its glossy pink colours with abandon

One of the best-known Barossa rose, and working a regular blend of grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto in varying percentages each season, this year's shows off its glossy pink colours with abandon, then follows with fruit, spice and savoury notes and a strawberry lift in the finish. The Advertiser - Taste Top 100 wines 2012

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James Halliday on the 2012 Rose

James Halliday - Published on 14 Nov 2012

Bright puce; made from grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto; both the fragrant, perfumed bouquet and lively palate express red fruits to the exclusion of all else: strawberry, raspberry and red cherries; the flavours are remarkably persistent, extending well into the aftertaste. Lovely rose. 94/100

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2012 Rose - The Prince of Pink


It does not get much better than this. As far as pink wines go this has been considered one of Australia’s finest for years. You could call it the Prince of pink. It has the lineage of the Barossa behind it but is by no means a blockbuster in style. Salmon in colour, it’s fresh and seductively coloured to cause vinous arousal of the highest order. It’s got the vibrancy of summer berries and watermelon before a crisp and dry finish. It’s well suited to our climate and is a versatile food wine.

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Whole lot of (2012) Rose

TONY LOVE Adelaide Advertiser October 2012

When Spring arrives there's a certain sigh of delight that translates happily to a glass of rosé to mirror the season’s burst of blossom. But one person’s pink can be another’s crimson. There are so many variations on a theme it’s not surprising many can be confused as to the right way to go. We’ve had a tradition here of liking darker shades, but you might also start hearing more about paler styles, which are all the rage in France and getting a head of steam here. These are usually drier, and arguably fresher and crisper to the palate. Then you’ll have to find favoured varieties. I came upon pinot noir, grenache alone and with mataro, shiraz, even viognier, cabernet and dolcetto, and a bunch of Italians like sangiovese, lagrein, nebbiolo, aglianico, and montepulciano – all grown in Australia. Then came the Spanish stylists based on tempranillo, and fi nally a few renegades like malbec, mourvedre (aka mataro), as well as some shiraz and cabernet sauvignon-dominant versions. Not all make great rosé, but three grenache-based pinkies from the Barossa – will put a spring in your step...

Turkey Flat 2012 Rosé – $18.

Well known, shiny and pink with a weave of strawberry fruit, spice and savoury notes.

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Dry and delicious - 2012 Rose

I can still see why this has so much appeal on the Rose front  it does not pretend to be revolutionary rather a splinter group and refuses to bow down to fashion rather it maintains its independence. A blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet and Dolcetto it smells musky and rose like with a strawberries and cream sensibility. There’s a mix of cherry and red berry a hint of sweetness and a lovely through line of refreshment before a lengthy finish that’s dry and delicious. September 2012

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Release history

Vintage Format
2019 750ml bottle $22.00
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1.5L magnum $55.00
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2018 Sold out.
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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.
2009 Sold out.
2008 Sold out.
2007 Sold out.
2006 Sold out.
2005 Sold out.
2004 Sold out.
2003 Sold out.
2002 Sold out.
2001 Sold out.
2000 Sold out.
1999 Sold out.
1998 Sold out.
1997 Sold out.
1996 Sold out.
1995 Sold out.
1994 Sold out.
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