The wine has a beautiful salmon pink colour with strawberry fruit flavours.
The aromas are light and yeasty, with good freshness on the nose and a rich creamy complexity on the palate.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The NV Brut Rose, disgorged March 2015, has a lifted apricot blossom and citrus peel-scented bouquet, perhaps a little more phenolic than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly waxy texture, nicely balanced with white peach and strawberry notes, a touch of dried orange peel, fanning out gently towards an appealing, easy-drinking finish that lingers in the mouth.
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 flavors 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.
|Wine maker notes
|The Graham Beck winery's maiden Brut Rosé Méthode Cap Classique was made at the Robertson cellar from pinot noir and chardonnay.
The cellar treatment was unique in that the whole bunches of each cultivar was jointly pressed in the same press.
After fermentation, the wine was bottled for the secondary bottle fermentation with a minimum of 36 months yeast contact before disgorgement.