At the 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition

It’s an award-winning day for Cuvée rosé

The 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition has awarded Clover Hill NV Cuvée Rosé the Perpetual Trophy for the BEST Australian Sparkling Wine – Aperitif Style, in addition to the Blue Gold Medal.

The Sydney International Wine Competition is now in its 37th year, and still the only international wine show that judges all its finalists in combination with appropriate food.

The Clover Hill NV Tasmanian Cuvée Rosé is crafted according to traditional methods. Fermented in the bottle, this wine is aged on yeast lees for a minimum of two years which, in addition to a careful dosage of Tasmanian pinot noir ensures the premium quality that is the hallmark of Clover Hill.

Judges Reviews

“Pale, bright pink colour, delicate, crisp green apple characters, slight lanolin/woolly note. Nice acid, very crisp, dry palate. The delicate, dry, crisp, appley palate cut through this dish well.” Kym Milne

“Complex and attractive. Very fresh nose. Palate backs up the nose. Lingering and complex. Well balanced. Excellent synergy with the dish. Long and lingering.” Warren Gibson

“Apple nose. Palate of apple with hints of red fruits, gentle savoury undercurrent and attractive freshness. Work really nicely with the freshness of the dish which lifts it further.” Jo Burzynska

“Med to pale rose colour. Mineral nose with light field flowers. Citrus, zippy acidity, fresh, not terribly toasty but well-balanced. Good length of finish, with persistent chalkiness. Well done. Simpler food matches might work better, with some degree of spice easily handled here.” Eugene Mlynczyk

“Light salmon-pink in colour with delicate notes of pink grapefruit, strawberry and pear. A wine that dances off the tongue, though there is some firmness to its finish. It tastes more delicious either alone of perhaps with non-seafood dishes. It tasted rustic and tannic with the dish.” Robin Kick

“Pale salmon pink, hints of red fruit, and delicate herbs, searing acid, well balanced dry as a bone style with delicate red fruit. A fresh match, for a warm day brunch or light lunch.” Sue Bastian

“Salmon pick – looks very pretty in the glass. DMS and slightly dirty nose – enough artefact and ferment esters to get away with it. Compelling structure with driving acid, bready autolysis and a goes balance of primary fruit to keep the wine fresh and interesting. Good wine. With food – terrific. Acid really works and length of palate comes into lay nicely. Compelling..” Mark Robertson