Australian rosé has dominated the pink category at the 2019 China Wine & Spirit Awards. with Pierre D’Amour Rosé from Calabria Family Wines coming out on top with Double Gold.
The China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) is the most influential wine and spirits competition in the world. CWSA Judges are exclusively selected from the most powerful buyers in China, and the CWSA competition is long renowned internationally as the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China.
The Pierre D’Amour bottle is entwined with a rose quartz crystal, which is a healing stone that promotes love, while the wine is described as “bursting with fresh red berries and classic savory notes, perfect to enjoy chilled on a sunny afternoon”.
Among other Australian rosé wines that won Gold were Forbidden Vines Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé, Mo Sisters Rosé, Nepenthe Winemakers Select Tempranillo Rosé, The King’s Desire Pinot Rosé, Casella Family Brands’ The Magic Box Rosé and P – Series By Patrick Rosé.
Meanwhile, Evans & Tate Breathing Space Rosé won the trophy for Margaret River Wine of the Year.
Asia’s Rosé Revolution
Rosé is a niche market in Asia, but there are signs of future growth. Chinese consumers have traditionally preferred red wine, with older drinkers in particular wary of consuming chilled drinks.
But younger consumers are becoming more eager to widen their wine horizons.
The ninth annual Rosé Revolution is currently underway in Asian cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Macau and Singapore.
Launched in Hong Kong by The Flying Winemaker in 2011, it has helped make rosé an increasingly popular style in the Asian wine market.
The event allows wine lovers to try the best rosés available in the Asian market.
The festival has some new additions this year such as the Rosé Masterclass, which will allow wine fanatics to learn the winemaking techniques needed to produce an excellent rosé. There will also be a Rosé Dim Sum and Dining section where customers can experience first-hand why rosé pairs well with food.
The Hong Kong event was held on August 31, while the Shanghai, Macau and Singapore Rosé Revolutions will take place on September 7, September 28 and October 12, respectively.