Forrest and TattyBogler 2013 Rosé

Spring is here and in the air, and that signals ‘rosé time’! The rosé category has had its ‘ups and downs’, partly due to much of the wine made being ‘by products’ of red table wine production. The best rosé wines are made from fruit grown for the style and made to achieve the proper balance of ripeness, acidity and phenolics. Styles can, of course vary from the most delicate with the faintest blush of red wine character, to examples that are bordering on light red wines. All must be sufficiently ripe, have freshness and be refreshing. There is a growing acceptance of the more delicate styles, probably at the expense of the more lurid and confected examples, but I believe there is a place for a variety, as long as quality and balance are present. Here, I review two releases from John Forrest, one from Marlborough, the other from Otago to mark the arrival of Spring. www.forrest.co.nz


  • Forrest Marlborough Rosé 2013
  • TattyBogler Otago Rosé 2013

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