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NV Graham Beck Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Rose" (10/16)

Winery: Graham Beck

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Rose" (10/16)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Region: Western Cape

State or country: South Africa

Price: $16

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: November 5, 2016

Wine Review: This Rose is definitively South African. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir this bottle takes advantage of both varieties. The Chardonnay comes through as custard, buttered brioche, and caramel. The Pinot Noir brings raspberries, cherries, and hints of smoke. The South African funk that is found in many of the reds is also present here. It adds an additional layer of complexity, but for others, it could be off-putting. An very nice option for those that enjoy a good valued bottle of sparkling wine. – Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: With its charming silver-pink hue and exuberant character this seriously classy Cap Classique is flirtatious and fun – the quintessential accompaniment to any special occasion, or even just as a special spur of the moment indulgence. An effortlessly smooth blend of the two classic Cap Classique varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourced from our farms in Robertson and Stellenbosch. The Rose NV was allowed enough time on the lees to develop subtle yeasty undertones but to burst with berry and cherry flavours. On the nose expect whiffs of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary aromas of minerality. The palate delivers a lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Graham Beck NV Brut Rose.

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