Rosé: Groundshakingly good to sip, no matter the season

July 26, 2022
rose from smith and sheth

Who said Rosé was intended just for the summer months?

The team at Smith & Sheth certainly don’t buy into this common misconception, releasing their very first CRU Rosé of Syrah on the first day of Autumn earlier this year.

This exciting new wine has been a project in the back of Master of Wine Steve Smith’s mind for a long time. Sourced entirely from Ian and Linda Quinn’s Mangatahi Syrah vineyard plus a handful of Viognier vines growing around their house, the grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the morning. Taking inspiration from the high-end wines of Provence, this is serious stuff – fine fruited, deliciously dry and textural, and very worthy of wearing the Cru livery.

dish Magazine Drinks Editor Yvonne Lorkin agrees, describing the Rosé of Syrah as a “unique style that boasts elevated florals and spice on the nose and a palate that’s plush, elegantly proportioned, stylishly dry and groundshakingly good to sip no matter the season.”

“Groundshakingly good to sip no matter the season.” - Yvonne Lorkin, dish Magazine

Smith + Sheth gift with purchase

For a limited time, the team at Smith & Sheth are offering a gorgeous rose-coloured Vinolok glass bottle stopper with every purchase of Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Rosé of Syrah. Visit to secure yours today and check out their favourite Rosé-friendly recipes – enjoy as an aperitif, mix and match one or two or go all out and try a Rosé degustation with them all!

Focaccia to start


For this recipe, you can use any toppings you’d like. We love caramelising some onions with balsamic and brown sugar, then adding with some crumbled feta. To ensure the onion doesn’t burn, put it on about 15mins through the breads cooking. Read more

Peach, Burrata and Prosciutto Salad

Peach, Burrata and Prosciutto Salad

Focaccia leftovers? Perfect with this summer essential. Out of season, try swapping peaches for pear. Read more

Spaghetti with creamy lemon sauce starter

Spaghetti with creamy lemon sauce starter

“Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler” – Albert Einstein. This recipe is so simple you can even entertain while preparing and sharing a glass of CRU Rosé of Syrah. Read more

Sticky chicken

Sticky chicken

A special dish created by Steve Smith MW – perfectly causal, and perfect for Rosé. The delicate style is more appropriate for this wine than the heavily spiced Thai, Indian or Chinese dishes that often dominate wine. Read more

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