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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: Pinot Noir 66% , Chardonnay 34%
  • 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) D: 90 to 100 (NV) JP: 4 Stars (NV)

Description

Exuberance, flair and elegance in abundance are all hallmarks of this charming and exhilarating Rosé Cap Classique. A lengthy lees time resulted in subtle yeasty characters with a burst of fruit flavour. The fine, lively mousse is brisk on the palate, showing hints of oyster shell, fresh lavender and subtle hints of berry and cherry. Fun and versatile, yet simultaneously satisfyingly complex, the Brut Rosé is an anywhere, anytime Cap Classique.

Wine tasting notes

This wine has a unique pale silver-pink hue. 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 acidity. Brisk, yet delicate on the palate, bursting with flavours of freshly crushed berries and hints of oyster shell. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings.

Winery Information

Graham Beck

In their pursuit of the perfect bubble, Graham Beck consistently raises the bar in terms of quality and distinction and has firmly established themselves as one of the world’s leading sparkling wine brands, devoted to quality and consistency. Since the launch of their maiden Méthode Cap Classique in 1991 these sought after, much lauded sparkling wines have not only been the celebratory toasts of international icons such as Mandela and Obama, but also garnered some of the industry’s most.. 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

Decanter (NV)90 to 100 pts

This méthode cap classique (South African fizz made in the same way as Champagne) from SA stalwart Graham Beck has a lovely creamy red fruit and apple character, with a rich mousse and brioche finish. It has a vibrant raspberry acidity and a long finish. Great value.

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 of both varietals ensured that only the quality juice went into fermentation. The two varietals were then fermented separately. The unique silver-pink hue is obtained from an enzymatic reaction during the transport of the Pinot Noir fruit to the cellar. This lends sufficient time for the gentle colour extraction of this Rosé NV. After fermentation, the portions are blended and then lightly fined and bottled for the second fermentation. A long lees time resulted in subtle yeasty characters, with a burst of berry and cherry flavour. Both varietals are handpicked: Pinot Noir at 19°B for complexity and length of flavour and Chardonnay at 19.5°B for fruit and elegance.