Graham Beck Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Western Cape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Disgorged December 2011, the Non-Vintage Brut Rose is a blend of 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Chardonnay. The grapes varieties are fermented separately, the colour obtained through enzymatic reaction during transport of the Pinot Noir. It has a clean Morello cherry and raspberry bouquet, whilst the palate is bounding full of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit. With its racy acidity, and with a powerful, creamy textured, peachy finish, this really is a lot of fun. Drink now. Graham Beck passed away in July 2010 leaving one almighty legacy behind him: a state-of-the-art winery that welcomes thousands of visitors each year, their sparkling Brut chosen by Michele Obama for her husband's inauguration ceremony as well as Nelson Mandela's in 1994. But what matters most is that the Graham Beck Winery has a portfolio of wines that offers outstanding value, particular with respect to their sparkling wines and whites. Their cellar master Pieter Ferriera, is responsible for their sparkling wines and he took me through their entire range.
A soft, dry sparkling rosé with modest aromas and flavors of strawberry hull, white cranberry and grapefruit peel. Medium bodied with assertive carbonation and a clean finish. So juicy and refreshing, this would be an excellent choice for brunch or lunch al fresco.
Soft and friendly, with good cherry and watermelon notes and an easygoing finish. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Drink now. (Web-2011)
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.