It’s scorching this week across much of The Northern Hemisphere and, whilst it may be winter down at Waterkloof, we need no excuse for a glass of rosé… whatever the weather. So it was great to read that Tamlyn Currin at JancisRobinson.com agrees that many rosés can and should be for all seasons.
What is more, she wrote the below fabulous tasting note for Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre Rosé 2021, rating it amongst the top 10% of all the 100+ rosé wines tasted. But, the rarest and most coveted cherry on the cake was yet another ‘VGV’ for one of our wines, signifying a wine that offers Very Good Value. As we all tighten our purse strings we’re just delighted to still be garnering so many GVs (good value) and VGVs from JancisRobinson.com for our wines.
“Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral Rosé Mourvèdre Stellenbosch 17/20
Full bottle 1,163g. Screwcap. A certified WWF Conservation Champion and certified SWSA Integrity & Sustinabaility. 100% Mourvèdre from low-yielding vines on ocean-facing slopes. Whole-bunch pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in large, old wooden vats. Satin textured, weighty and pretty serious rosé, even when tasted amidst a decent line-up of peers and superiors in terms of price point and reputation. Dried flowers on the nose – marigolds, hibiscus, rose and chamomile petals. Very savoury, much more so than most of the wines tasted with it. Blood orange, guava, rose hips and fingertips of marzipan smudged out by maraschino-cherry flavours, but despite the sweetness of these flavours, the overriding impression is savoury and dry. A gastronomic wine, and punching well above its price point. VGV (TC) 13.5% Drink 2022-2024”
So good wine need not always cost the earth from a financial point of view, nor indeed from an environmental standpoint, as we also noted that the wine’s bottle-weight was one of the lowest in the line-up. Bottle-weight and overall sustainability is something JancisRobinson.com have been championing with fervor and we applaud their shining a light on these important issues.
For the full piece checkout Tamlyn Currin’s article Rosé, not just for summer on JancisRobinson.com