2015 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch

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Now a perennial favorite with staff and customers alike at K&L, this is one of our best selling and most raved about rosés every year. Hand-picked from Biodynamically farmed, old Mourvedre vines in a cool coastal sub-region of Stellenbosch, it's a fresh, elegant wine that does a fantastic impression of Bandol (which is also predominantly made from Mourvedre) but at a fraction of the cost! Waterkloof is a stunning property working with very natural, non-interventionist methods, the wines are pure, expressive and precisely balanced. I am excited to work with Waterkloof Estate as a direct import partner and hope you enjoy this year's Circumstance "Cape Coral" Rose...and remember, total production is less than 350 cases! Ryan Woodhouse (K&L South African Wine Buyer)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2016 | Send Email
There’s a reason we have trouble keeping this on the shelf! Made biodynamically from old Mourvedre vines planted in a cool coastal climate near Stellenbosch, this rosé gives you the flavor and structure of Bandol (also made from Mourvedre) for a fraction of the cost! Delicate floral aromas, a soft and supple palate and a finish with balanced acidity.

By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/17/2016 | Send Email
Waterkloof Circumstance Rose has had a cult following here at K&L. Great little alterative to the high price Bandol Rose. It's made from the grape Mourvèdre and has just the same very pale orangey-pink colour, the full body and the dry, food-friendly finish of a Bandol. It is a biodynamic estate to boot. This is a perfect match to all your BBQ events!

By: Jim Boyce | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/3/2016 | Send Email
A must try for any Bandol rosé fan, this 100% Mourvedre rosé is a winner! Crisp, dry, touch of herbs, mouthwatering minerality, and incredible persistence. We look forward to this rosé every year!
Top Value!

By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/14/2016 | Send Email
This is one of my all time favorite Rose, and my go to recommendation for many occasions. Made from Mourvedre this Rose has a beautifully juicy and complex midpalate, nevertheless is still bright and clean. A wonderfully mineral tone runs through it and it is complemented by a nice crisp finish. I first discovered this wine in last years vintage and immediately bought a few bottles and I cannot wait for more warm weather to start drinking this wine regularly again.

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/28/2015 | Send Email
Bandol meets Stellenbosch! Introduced just two years ago this dark horse of a rosé from South Africa has quickly and improbably become a customer favorite, the first one people ask for every spring. Composed of 100% Mourvedre and reminiscent of the best rosés of Provence. Crisp and dry but with a genuine richness of texture. Terrific value.

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2015 | Send Email
Another fantastic bottling of what has become one of our best selling Roses. Pure, balanced, fresh, with silky texture, lovely bright, juicy fruit, dry mineral infused finish. A perfect summer / fall wine that is very versatile with lots of foods. Made from old dry farmed Mourvedre vines, grown Organic / Biodynamically. Fermented only with wild yeast in old wooden foudre. One of my favorite roses from anywhere in the world.

By: Nicole Osmanski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/4/2015 | Send Email
This Mourvedre Rosé’s savory minerality, subtle richness, and lively acidity make it a perfect partner for shellfish and seafood dishes like bouillabaisse and paella. The winery practices minimalist intervention winemaking and 100% biodynamic farming. The logo on the bottle, in fact, is Boreas - the God of wind - in tribute to the powerful south-easterly winds that run through the vineyard keeping the yields low and the vines naturally pest and fungus free. The result is a fresh rosé with great structure and personality, all for a price that belies its quality.

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Mourvedre

- Also called Monastrell and Mataro, Mourvèdre is most famous for the ruby-hued wines of Provence's Bandol region, known for their spicy, gamey, blackberry character, though the grape is grown throughout Provence and the Southern Rhône. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is second only to Grenache in vine acres, with the best examples found in Rioja, Alicante and Penedès.
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South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Click for a list of bestselling items from South Africa.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5
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