Spot review: pink bubblies
By Christian Eedes, 17 October 2011
A selection of recently received rosé bottle fermented sparkling wines tasted sighted and scored according to the 20-point system:
J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé 2008
Wine of origin Western Cape – 11.5% abv
Pale pink. Strawberry fruit and vague farmyard pong on the nose. The palate is lightly fruit with very fresh but no great complexity.
Pierre Jourdan Méthode Classique Cuvée Belle Rose
Wine of South Africa (sic) – 12% abv
Pale copper. Baked red fruit on nose and palate. Some savoury, earthy notes. Broad and oxidative but balanced by bright acidity.
Woolworths Limited Release Pinot Noir Rosé Simonsig – No Added S0₂
Wine of origin Stellenbosch – 12% abv
Very pale orange. Light strawberry on nose and palate. Plenty of autolytic character – biscuit, yeast, marmite. Lacks depth.