Lovely salmon pink color. A very delicate nose of strawberry and redcurrant fruit with floral undertones. There is a silky richness on the palate full of red berries balanced with a subtle bready texture. Very accessible. Will also develop nicely over time.
Perfect as a summer sundowner. A delicious complement to white meat, strawberry dessert and decadent dark chocolate.
"The Brut Rosé (disgorged March 2018) is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay with 15% base wine and 15% reserve wine, with the Pinot Noir macerated on its skins for color, matured on the lees for 24 months. Deep salmon in color, it has a fine mousse and attractive strawberry and cherry scents on the nose - no shy and retiring rosé here. The palate is well balanced with Braeburn apples, hints of strawberry and a touch of tart cherries fanning out toward the creamy-textured, satisfying finish. A sparkling rosé that’s proud to be pink!- Neal Martin"
- Vinous (August 28th 2018), 91 pts
"Copper salmon color. Incisive red berry scents with a hint of blood orange. Fruity but dry on a creamy palate with a fine mousse and lingering finish. A blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, 15% fermented in oak and 15% reserve wines, with a minimum of 24 months on the lees in bottle."
- i-winereview.com (December 2022), 91 pts
"Showing fresh red berry/cherry aromas with a light citrus accent, this is a most appealing sparkling rosé. It offers a lively palate with crisp acidity and a suave, creamy texture with flavors that mirror the nose. The finish is firm with lingering red berry notes. A blend of 75% Pinot Noir (10% macerated on the skins) and 25% Chardonnay with 24 months on the lees; includes 15% reserve wine and 15% barrel fermented base wine. - Don WINKLER"
- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 91 pts
"The beautiful NV Brut Rose has a light rosé nose with a soft lemony freshness that is almost like strawberry lemonade. There is a clear line of citrus on the palate, with a lemon-lime center on the mid-palate. The finish is precise, zippy and focused. These bubbles have serious acidity for being grown in South Africa. - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 90 pts
"Colmant's Brut Rosé is an easy-drinking bubbly that partners Pinot Noir with 25% Chardonnay, using grapes from five different regions across the Western Cape. Lees-aged for 20 months, with eight grams of dosage, it has extra complexity from the addition of reserve wine, raspberry and wild strawberry fruit and a zesty finish. 2022-25"
- Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2022, 90 pts
"Light, elegant and refreshing, this pink MCC combines Pinot Noir with 25% Chardonnay and has attractive aromas of rose petal and rosehip backed up by a taut, racy palate of redcurrant, and raspberry fruit embellished by wood and toasty autolysis. 2021-25
- Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2021, 90 pts
"One of the better South African rosé sparkling wines we tasted, the Colmant NV Brut Rosé shows beautiful balance and a finely flavored, nuanced palate of strawberry and cherry that finishes crisp and dry. It’s a blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay matured on the lees for 24 months."
- International Wine Review , 89 pts
After owning & running a stone manufacturing business in Belgium for twelve years, JP Colmant & his wife, Isabelle, were ready to change directions – they wanted a more adventurous, ...