Bellvale Rose 2018

Ralph Kyte-Powell (The Age)

Is this Australia’s best Rose? This Gippsland pinot noir has real complexity. Subtle strawberry and cream aromas, perfumed varietal touches and foresty notes lead into a ripely flavoured palate of lingering presence. Quite delicious.

Dom Sweeney (Gourmet Traveller Wine)

It’s hard to go wrong with Gippsland pinot and John Ellis is onto a winner here. This rose is upfront with its Italianate orange peel aromas and flavours. But a small, attractive amount of residual sugar makes for an incredibly moreish wine.

Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

John Ellis’ dry grown Gippsland Vineyard typically slips below the radar. But the Pinot in particular, is next level good, with the depth and concentration that only comes from small berries. Here, the Pinot fruit is turned into a delicious rose. Cola meat pinot fruit, then some creaminess too. I lost the background notes, but hazarding a guess, this has seen some barrel time as the edges are so soft and creamy. Really quite complex and satisfying grown up Pinot rose.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Produced from pinot noir, this is a rose of real complexity and character, a wine I’d want to drink several glasses of. Medium salmon pink with a rich multi layered bouquet, it has a soft fleshy, textural