An elegant rosé made from South Africa’s own Pinotage grape. Bursting with flavors of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries, with a crisp dryness on the palate. Fresh and fruity style.
Enjoy well-chilled on its own with good friends during a rosy sunset or with lighter meals like pasta, seafood and salads. Beautiful with smoked salmon, crayfish and prawns or cured meats and freshly baked bread.
"Probably the only rosé sold in America made from the Pinotage grape, the direct press Cape Rosé is pale salmon in color with aromas and flavors of tart red cherries complemented by a hint of Cointreau. Clean, refreshing and thirst quenching–a perfect summer party wine. 4.6 g/L RS, Alc 13% Eric Saayman is the winemaker. Outstanding value! - Don WINKLER"
- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 89 pts
"Tart, with sour cherry, orange peel and a slight bitterness of the finish — an interesting and delicious contrast to the riper, sweeter style that seems to dominate this year. It also has wide availability in all three local markets. ABV: 12.5 percent." - Dave McIntyre
- Washington Post (June 2018)
"Even the 2015 Pinotage Rosé (100% Pinotage—a grape I generally loathe) shows beautiful strawberry and berry fruit with a hint of herbs and spice. Drink now."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"Bright onion skin color. High-pitched strawberry and tangerine aromas are complemented by a suave floral overtone. Dry and racy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and orange zest flavors and a touch of musky rhubarb. Closes tight and a bit warm, with good cling and building spiciness." - Josh Raynolds
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (April 2015), 88 pts
"Pinotage rosé is pale pink salmon in color with a nose of minerals and a light red cherry scent. It's refreshing and very dry with bright acidity and lingering cherry notes. Well done and an outstanding bargain!"
International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Report / April 2013), 89 pts
Riebeek Cellars is located in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Established in 1941 by a group of nine local farmers, ...