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RUSTENBERG PETIT VERDOT ROSÉ 2016 WO Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer RUSTENBERG
Very bright light purple pink colour. Spicy, bright, ripe apple-red berry nose. Off dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, bright, apple flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. TONY ASPLER / 88-points - TRY - Pink with a bluish tint; earthy, spicy, red berry nose; medium-bodied, just off-dry with red apple and banana flavours . Has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number LR16R0575 on the back label. Screwcap closure. The 2015 appeared in Vintages (**) on June 11, 2016 at $13.95 and was an Explorer Selection. CSPC 451773
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Woo Win
Country South Africa
Rating **(87.5 points)
Spicy, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The Rustenberg Stellenbosch Petit Verdot Rosé is not only from an unexpected region but also a grape not usually associated with the pink stuff (petit verdot normally is a blending grape, especially in Bordeaux). This fresh beauty has some sharp edges on the nose but lovely cherry-berry fruit on the palate, culminating with a crisp and lively but hearty finish. Salty appetizers, pizza and mildly spicy Tex-Mex or Asian dishes provide swell accompaniment. (Bill Ward, startribune.com, Dec. 4, 2016) Price $ 13.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 27, 2017
Cases bought 299 (12 bottles per case)

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