Here we have a serious Rosé, made by the Estate’s Winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger, who this year celebrates her 10th anniversary harvest at Waterkloof. She says “The Cape Coral Rosé was one of the first wines I tasted from Waterkloof. When I did, I just knew I’d ended up at the right farm.” Once in the cellar, the grapes are gently pressed and gently pressed to ensure not too much colour is taken up in the wine. Nadia leaves the juice to ferment. This happens slowly, in oak fermenters using the wild yeasts which occur naturally in the vineyards. The wine is then prepared for bottling.
From a Bordeaux shaped bottle in clear glass, closed with a screw cap. The label is simple and elegant with an amusing logo of a cloud blowing out some of the famous Cape wind. In the glass, it is a delicate pink gold. The aromas are of red fruits, pomegranates and there is a lovely mineral flint as an undertow. The palate is generous, and the fruit is supported by a lovely golden thread of acidity which runs from entry to the refreshing long and gently waning aftertaste.
The Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé is an any time wine. Perfect as a mid-morning refresher on a hot day or as a sundown sipper. It works well with food and would do well with Vitello Tonnato as a hark back to the 1960s. Sushi, Sashimi and Ceviche are all good partners. Nina Timm’s Grilled Tuna Steaks with Risotto is a sumptuous dish, perfect with the wine. Click HERE for Nina’s recipe and to have a browse round her lovely website.
Nina Timm of My Easy Cooking
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