Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
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. (ST)
Wine & Spirits
A blend of 60 percent chardonnay and 40 percent pinot noir vinified in the classical method, this is a gentle, full-bodied rosé with sweet cherry fruit and fine bubbles. It finishes clean, a good match for grilled shrimp and romesco sauce.
An attractive pale-salmon color, this pretty sparkling rosé offers scents of peach pit, lime peel, strawberry hull and melon rind that transfer seamlessly to the brisk and lively palate. High carbonation and bright acidity keeps the finish fresh and mouthwatering.
Peach, white cherry and bergamot notes mingle here, backed by a hint of watermelon rind on the lightly coarse finish. (Web Only—2014)
A blend of 59%, Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay, in the prettiest shade of pale pink, Graham Beck's Brut Rose is crisp and refreshing, with fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors and a creamy mousse. Chalky mineral undertones add structure and sophistication to this South African methode traditionelle sparkling wine. If you are looking for something a little different to make a special occasion really pop without stretching the dollar too far, look no further than this delightful gem. It has been selected to be served at many important international diplomatic occasions, including President Obama's inauguration in 2008 and Nelson Mandela's in 1994.