Although Pinot Grigio is best known for the production of white wines, the grapes actually have a pink tinge to them when they are ripe. The wine gets its delicate pink colour from contact with the grape skins during the winemaking process.
Dry, Clean, fresh, pale almost transparent, with a touch of coral colour. coral color. It is light and fresh on the palate with crisp acidity and floral aromas aftertaste, with balanced aromas of. roses and red fruit.
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German producer Villa Wolf make some absolutely fabulous, great value wine. This Pinot Noir Rosé from the Rhine River Valley is a great crowd pleaser. The wine has a delicate red berry aroma, with notes of strawberry, red currant and stone fruits. A hint of residual sugar adds a roundness to the palate, elegantly balanced by fresh acidity.
Le Poussin is made by Sacha Lichine of Whispering Angel fame. The Pink Chick is a delicate, pale pink blend made mostly from Grenache with a little dash of Syrah to round it out. It has floral, rose petal scents on the nose and a dry, well balanced palate with supple summer fruits.
A delicate pale pink in colour, with beautiful aromas of red berries, crisp green apples, along with some subtle spicy notes. On the palate, the fresh berries are fully revealed. The refershing acidity help create the perfect aperitif and can be drunk on its own or with light canapes, salads, or the Italian classic of melon and ham. Beautiful.
This rosé is a very delicate, pale pink colour. The nose is fresh with notes of red berries and stone fruits. The palate has a lovely texture coupled with flavours of apricot, peach and white flowers which are well balanced with bright acidity.
The wine, the first ever Liberator Rosé and is one of Rick’s most confidential releases to date. It is made from Cinsault sourced from Otterkuil, a wheat, cattle and sheep farm (who also happen to supply grapes to the local Windmeul winery), located on the Durbanville Road in Agter-Paarl.
This charming Provencal rosé is brilliantly clear salmon pink in colour. Abound with redcurrant and wild strawberry perfumes that develop into juicy white peach and pear notes. On the palate, fresh acidity is balanced beautifully with the alchohol, giving an elegant mouthfeel and refreshing length.
A fragrant and well balanced wine, AIX`s hypnotising salmon pink colour reveals a fruity freshness and premium rosé. The nose is fresh and fragrant, delicate yet youthful and offers classy notes of watermelon, strawberries and flowers.
The `Break a Leg` rosé made by Lukas Van Loggerenberg is made from Cinsault from just two barrels of juice. It is a finely-textured wine, ripe and round with gorgeous softness, one of only a few such South African dry rosés. The quality shines through in this serious wine and more than stands up to some of the pricier southern Rhône versions.
The clean, fresh and distinctly aromatic style comes from meticulous winemaking with stainless steel and temperature control. This single vineyard Sancerre rosé has the added complexity of mineral flavours on the mid weight, creamy textured palate.
Pale pink - Brad Pitt and Agelina Jolie were serious about making organic wine when they bought this vineyard. So much so they enlisted the help of one of the best wine makers in France, Marc Perrin. What they have created is a beautifully crafted and interesting, Provencal rose.
NOT AVAILABLE Albury Vineyard`s acclaimed Silent Pool Rosé is an elegant, fresh, classically pink-hued still wine made from hand-picked Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Subtle red berry and bright citrus aromas on the nose are followed by fresh summer flavours of strawberry, peach and pink grapefruit on the palate.
Deep coloured rose from one of Spain’s most important wineries, single vineyard serious rose, blend of Tempranillo. Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano powerful notes of redcurrant and raspberry on the palate. A sturdy Rose for food pairing, behaves like a light red. Great Autumnal/Winter option !
A delightful Rosé from Achinos made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Agiorgitiko. The wine is pale pink in the glass, with aromas of nectarine, strawberries and wet stone. The palate is dry with crisp acidity, stone fruit dominates, but is rounded out with ripe berry fruit leading to a long mineral finish.
Charming rosé from the Barossa Valley. The wine is vibrant, bright cerise in colour with good depth. Rose petal and delicate musk perfumes lift out of the glass with a little hint of allspice aromatics. The palate is an intriguing combination of delicacy and richness.
A wonderful pastel colour with salmon notes and hints of copper and pink gold. The elegant and delicate bouquet develops aromas of candied melon and citrus zest, both fresh and heady. On the palate the immediate expression is energising, like morning dew, with bursts of fruity redcurrant notes.
A classic Provencal blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, hand-selected grapes from vieilles vignes with an average age of 50 years old. By harvesting at night, the freshness of the wine is preserved and a short cold-maceration for the must in contact with the skins imparts the enticing pale shade of pink.
Les Clans is the second label in the d’Eslcans flight and it leads into partial oak vinification giving it hints of the complexity and structure for which Chateau d’Esclans high end cuvees are known. The Wine Enthusiast states that Esclans current vintage pushes the envelope of Provence Roses.
Calitzdorp is not the logical place to go hunting for Riesling, but here is another potential ‘hit’ that came out of Rick’s world tour of the Cape in March 2020, just prior to lockdown. The still-fermenting juice was presented to Rick by Margaux Nel of Boplaas, from grapes she and her partner, Leon had sourced from an apple farmer in Elgin.
‘‘I am not afraid of the darkness. Real death is preferable to a life without living.’’ Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama (c.1460 – 1524) was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea; linking Europe and Asia via the Cape of Good Hope.