2020 Turkey Flat Rose


This is a light, crisp & dry Rosé with beautiful aromatics.

* Limited stock available. Sales limited to 6 bottles maximum.

Large Format 1.5L Magnum Available

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    This is the 27th release of the Turkey Flat Rosé.  This wine was first made during a time when Rosé was an anathema in a region becoming world-renowned for big, bold Shiraz. Turkey Flat created a style crafted with clear purpose to shift perceptions, demonstrating that Australian Rosé can be a fine wine and that the Barossa is well-placed to be its source. With nearly thirty years of refinement in technique, our style has become archetypal of Australian Rosé, with fresh, aromatic fruit, florals and spice on the nose, satisfying body and texture on the palate, and a clean, savoury-shift on the finish.  Grenache is the star of this wine and is picked in multiple parcels across the vintage to provide the components for a wine that is a masterclass in blending. 

    Tasting Notes

    Tangerine and fresh berries on the nose, with a trace of powdery talc and white blossom.  The palate starts with red berry fruit with a backbone of cool spice reminiscent of caraway seed.  The finish has a deft textural grip and a sensation of lime.  The 2020 release will stand up to a great breadth of food styles and has a versatility that ensures it will be enjoyed in any season.

    Release History

    Please click on the vintage links below for detailed tasting notes on back vintages.

    2020 (Current Vintage)




























    95 Points
    “The pale pink hue reflects early-picked grenache with carefully measured tannins. The perfumed bouquet of rose petal/spices translates to juicy red berries and a whisk of Turkish delight on the palate of this high class rosé. Length and balance are spot on”.
    James Halliday, The Australian

    94 Points

    “Mark Bulman is a dead set genius when it comes to making rosé. I bought a case of this last year, and I’ll be doing the same this vintage. I drink more rosé than any other wine style. A bit of smoky cap gun over white cherry, fresh strawberry, white pepper and aniseed. It’s pure and fresh, so bright and energetic, but not at all tangy or abrasive, fine chalky texture, and a very long cool finish. Flat out delicious. You could drink gallons of it, and I most likely will”.
    Gary Walsh, The WINEFRONT

    91 Points

    “A pale, fresh and refreshingly dry-ish rosé that delivers aromas and flavors of peaches and strawberries in a flavor-packed, tangy and mouthwatering mode. Very drinkable and so deliciously punchy”.
    Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

    The first 2020 Rose that I have tasted and the others have a lot to live up to. This is a cracker wine! Dainty light pink in colour, delightful aromas of fresh strawberries & florals. Light, crisp bodied, appealing flavours, excellent acid balance – A Brilliant Summer Wine! Cheers.
    Dan Traucki



    95 Points | GOLD | 5 STARS | SPECIAL VALUE

    “Pale salmon-pink; the red cherry bouquet sets the scene for the wholly seductive palate, candy floss never tasting better, the finish as bright as a spring day.”
    James Halliday


    Gold Medal

    Barossa Wine Show – 2019

    “Once upon a time, I recall this wine having something of a lurid hot pink colour, now it’s all pale and cool. Anyway, bought a bottle from a shop the other day (it does happen) and really liked it. Now I have an official sample. I still really like it. Lovely perfume with a bit of funk and spice, quiet red fruit and white peach, soft but sure crisp acidity, gentle chalky and flinty texture, a little savoury and earthy on the finish, and very long and composed. Just so spot on.”
    Gary Walsh, The WINEFRONT

    “Beautiful rosé. It’s a more serious, lighter aromatic dry style. The grenache is such a beautiful variety. One or 2 per cent of skin contacted white varieties have been included. Has a little bit of palate-cleaning tannins, with a dry, savoury finish. Has that little bit of grip on the finish, which is all about making it such a good food wine.”
    Ray Jordan, The West Australian.

    “…this famous label looks more refined, more fragrant, more textural more persistent and more sophisticated with each passing vintage. A pale salmon hue heralds an effortless and pitch-perfect unity between red fruits, savoury allure and finely structured mouthfeel. For all it represents, a triumph, and hands down the best yet.”
    Tyson Stelzer

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