Prescient Rosé Report 2023

By , 6 December 2023




This year’s Rosé Report convened by and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 58 entries from 53 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Top 10

The 10 best wines overall are as follows:


Landskroon Blanc de Noir Pinotage Off Dry 2023
Price: R80
Wine of Origin: Paarl
Abv: 13%


Delheim Pinotage 2023
Price: R115
Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Abv: 12.5%



Diemersdal Woolworths Reserve Collection Grenache 2023
Price: R79.99
Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Abv: 12.86%

92 – Best buy

Fairview Goats Do Roam Dry 2023
Price: R73
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 12.74%


Vrede en Lust Jess 2023
Price: R120
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 12.37%


Warwick The First Lady Dry 2023
Price: R95
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 11.5%


Waterford Rose-Mary 2023
Price: R135
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 11.5%


Holden Manz Rothko 2023
Price: R145
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 12.5%


Maastricht Pinotage 2023
Price: R95
Wine of Origin: Cape Town
Abv: 12.47%


Vinevenom Shining NV
Price: R180
Wine of Origin: Swartland
Abv: 12.43%

Landskroon, Paarl.

About Rosé

Rosé refers to wines coloured any shade of pink from hardly perceptible to pale red. There are many ways to make rosé wines but the most common technique is a short maceration of the juice with the skins of dark coloured grapes just after crushing for a period just long enough to extract the required amount of colour.

In France, rosés are particularly common in warmer, southern regions where there is local demand for a dry wine refreshing enough to drink on a hot summer’s day but still bears some relation to red wine. Provence in the far southeast of the country is the region most famous for its rosé, Bandol the most prestigious appellation.

What does top Rosé go for?

The average price of the 22 wines to rate 90-plus is R125 a bottle and of the Top 10 is R112.

In-depth analysis

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines, buyers guide and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, download the following: Prescient Rosé Report 2023

Shop online

Johannesburg boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquor is offering all of the wines in the Top 10 for sale and can deliver nationwide – buy now.



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    Mike Froud, Top Wine SA | 7 December 2023

    Pity Winemag’s 2023 Rose Report didn’t include ratings for Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rose 2023 (Rose Rocks winner) and Villion Rosa Rabbedoe Rose 2023 (top Rose in Shiraz SA Challenge). Interesting that the Blaauwklippen Blush Rose 2022 scored 90 (silver equivalent?) in the Winemag Report vs gold at the Global Fine Wine Challenge. How long before the Winemag panel considers a Rose or Blanc de Noir worthy of 95 plus, one wonders.

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