Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week - Blom Rosé 2017 from Bartho Eksteen

This palest of pale rosé wines is made from Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Bartho took a risk. He says the grapes were producing such beautiful juice this year that he blended the juice first and then made the wine. It is a risk, and very hard to repeat
The wine was so pale that he had to add a dash of red to give it some colour. It has produced a delicate wine, with a floral perfume of rose geranium on the nose and the palate. If you close your eyes it smells and tastes like a gentle Rhône red wine, but it is so pale. Pure gorgeousness, how all rosés should be. We cannot wait for summer Sunday lunches on the deck. R98 a bottle from the cellar 
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