The Circumstance Cape Coral rosé made by Waterkloof in Somerset West is being touted by some as capable of rivaling the best of Bandol, Provence. Tasting notes and rating for the current-release 2018 as follows:
Made entirely from Mourvédre, fermentation occurred spontaneously in dedicated wooden vessels. The nose shows red fruit plus subtle notes of earth and spice while the palate is light, fresh and admirably dry (alcohol is 13% and RS is 1.9g/l). It’s very drinkable yet somehow almost too elegant – would a little more substance and grip be to its benefit or detriment, I wondered? Wine Cellar price: R120 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 88/100.