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Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape

SKU #1052437 90 points Decanter

 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. (JB)  (10/2017)

James Suckling

 A fresh and fruity sparking wine with a light cherry and lemon character. Medium body, fresh acidity and a lean, energized finish. Drink now.  (6/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Disgorged December 2016, the NV Brut Rosé is a blend of 54% Pinot Noir and 46% Chardonnay with 5.7 grams per liter of residual sugar. It offers attractive scents of red cherries and a punnet of strawberries on a summer's day. Fine delineation and focus here, if not the complexity you might expect in a top-flight Rosé. The palate is well balanced with commendable weight and volume in the mouth. This is not a shy retiring flower, but a flavor-packed sparkling Rosé that should delight for the next 3-4 years. (NM)  (4/2017)

Vinous

 The NV Brut Rosé, disgorged in February 2018, has a fresh rose petal and light cherry bouquet and a faint touch of the sea in the background. The palate is well balanced, with a slightly honeyed, textured opening. This is a richer style of Brut Rosé, though it manages to maintain tension on the finish. Fine. (NM)  (8/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Peach, white cherry and bergamot notes mingle here, backed by a hint of watermelon rind on the lightly coarse finish. (JM, Web Only—2014)

K&L Notes

A blend of 59% Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay, in the prettiest shade of pale pink, Graham Beck's Brut Rosé 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 méthode traditionnelle 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.


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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/14/2015 | Send Email
Year after year this is a great value in sparkling wine. It has won over many faithful customers with its easy to drink nature, soft expressive fruit, juicy acidity and fine bubbles. Made in the traditional method of secondary bottle fermentation. A wonderful value and a great party selection!
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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.