If there was ever a consummate way to capstone the end of a glorious and poetic Australian summer, it would be aboard a luxury yacht, setting sail around Sydney's foreshore with a bottle (or seven) of Rameau d'Or signature rosé – of course. As the bygone heat and sweat of those languid long days begins to feel just out of reach, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce and to relish in a final taste of summer, squeezing out its last juicy drops, with the help of Rameau d'Or.
The third-generation French winemakers took to the high seas of Rose Bay aboard luxury yacht Sea Raes, to celebrate the release of their new magnum-sized offering by welcoming friends of the brand to set sail, including Tamsin and Patrick Johnson, Kate and Georgia Fowler, Nathan Dalah, Montana Cox, Thomas Cocquerel, Sophie Coote, Nikki Campbell and Tamie Ingham.
Their signature rosé is a perfect vehicle for summer nostalgia, possessing a unique blend of floral notes, and laden with hints of white peach, rose petals and grapefruit. Its flavour is pale, light, lush and smooth, a perfect coalescence of striking natural acidity, while remaining refreshingly arid.
The afternoon's soundtrack was curated by DJ Matt Saville, Julian Tobias and Daimon Downey (the former Sneaky Sound System frontman), and was evocative of the kinds of warm, late nights we are already yearning for once more. Paired considerately with a spread of Southern French classics like oysters, crudité and pissaladière, friends of the brand indulged in what Rameau d'Or call 'the more-is-more culture' of sharing magnums that heralds from the drop's origin, Côtes de Provence.
Below, we've selected some of our favourite shots from inside the intimate gathering, from which we might consider adding to our already salacious summer mood boards for 2024.
You can discover the new Rameau d'Or signature rosé magnums online.