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Graham Beck - Brut Rose NV

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Robertson
  • Wine Maker: Pierre de Klerk
  • Grape: Champagne Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.70
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

A great, celebratory aperitif wine, rosé Champagnes such as this can also take on food, and cheese-based canapés are a good choice. Michel Roux recommends a match of cheese and ham fritters.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (NV) VS: 88 (NV) JP: 4 Stars (NV)

Wine tasting notes

Pale silver-pink. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary whiffs of minerality. A lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Brisk on the palate, showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings.

Winery Information

Graham Beck

Graham Beck wines is now entering its third generation as a family winery. It was established in 1983 when entrepreneur Graham Beck purchased Madeba farm outside the Western Cape town of Robertson with a fervent ambition to establish a world-class winery in this region. The success of the Robertson winery has been extended to the second Graham Beck cellar in Franschoek, one of the oldest winemaking regions in South Africa. The vineyards are located on four diverse farms in the Western Cape.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (NV)87 pts

eRobertParker.com. Oct 214. Reviewer : Neal Martin. The Non-Vintage Brut Rosé, an equal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, has an attractive pale salmon color. The nose is light but nicely defined with rose petal and melon scents, while the palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity and generous strawberry and red cherry notes toward the finish. Drink now.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)88 pts

June 2015 - Very pale orange-copper color. Bright, fresh raspberry and cherry aromas, along with a light leesy nuance. Tastes sweeter than the brut, with strong red berry flavors dominating. A bit weightier and broader but not better. Sweeter and softer on the finish too. -- Stephen Tanzer

John Platter (NV)4 stars

John Platter, wineonaplatter.com, 4 Stars (NV) –"Fine-textured, affordable new addition to impressive line-up. 55/45 chard, pinot NV. Subtle strawberry shortbread on fine mousse, with fragrant finish."

Vinification Notes

Whole bunch pressing with fractional recovery from the whole bunches ensured that only the quality juice went into fermentation. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fermented separately. Colour is obtained by an enzymatic reaction during the transport of the Pinot Noir fruit to the process. This is sufficient time for gentle colour extraction for this NV Rosé. After fermentation the portions are blended and then lightly fined and bottled for the secondary fermentation. This wine was given sufficient time on lees to develop subtle yeasty characters but to burst with berry and cherry flavour.