Simonsig Woolworths Exclusive Selection Pinot Noir Rosé 2011
By Christian Eedes, 18 February 2013
What makes Simonsig Woolworths Exclusive Selection Pinot Noir Rosé (previously labelled “Limited Release”) notable is that it has no added sulphur (R89.95 a bottle). I’ve found previous vintages have shown too much oxidative character but the 2011 (or at least the bottle I reviewed) is in good nick. Very pale onion-skin in colour, there’s subtle strawberry and intriguing yeasty character on nose and palate. Quite lean yet good flavour intensity, bright acidity and a fine mousse. The finish is long and savoury. Score: 16/20.