Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2015
By Christian Eedes, 22 September 2015
Should wine commentary be more populist? More rosé? More top 10 winelands picnic spots? My contention is that broad-base lifestyle media provides this kind of information more than adequately so no need for a website dedicated to fine wine to duplicate it.
The problem with rosé for me is not that it’s generally bad but rather utterly, utterly innocuous. I opened a few samples last night and only one really made an impression, namely the Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2015 (approximate retail price: R57 a bottle).
It’s a blend of 96% Pinotage and 4% Muscat de Frontignan and has a smart analysis: abv 12.5%, RS 5g/l, TA 6.1g/l and pH 3.24.
Red cherries, strawberries and dried herbs on the nose while the palate shows good fruit concentration and bright acidity. A perky little drop.
Winemag rating: 85/100.